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07 Feb 2019 December 2018 ATO impersonation scam report

The ATO has released the December 2018 impersonation scam report. Some highlights include: 

  • 25,473 phone scam reports were officially recorded this month, a decrease of over 12,000 reports from November
  • 1,625 phishing scam emails were reported to the ATO
  • $542,456 was reported as being paid to scammers, over $580,000 less than November
  • Payments via Google Play, iTunes and Bitcoin continue to account for the majority of losses
  • Clients who provided scammers with their personal identifying information (PII) totalled 56%. 

Read more here.


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