In media release No 2013/03 issued 25 January 2013, the ATO is reminding people to be aware of scam emails currently circulating that claim to be from the ATO.
These emails request the recipient to download an attachment that contains malware or to click on a link to an external website that is used to steal their personal details. People should delete these emails immediately.
For a copy of an ATO broadcast message sent to tax agents on the same day, go here
Visit the ATO's online security page for more information. This page also includes details of the current ATO SMS and email communications.