Be aware of telephone calls where the caller is claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Taxation Office (ATO).There have been a number of reports recently from Australians, including local residents, who have received calls from scammers claiming there is a warrant out for their arrest. The caller claims they have unpaid taxes and require the funds to be transferred by wire or they need bank accounts details and other personal information. Under no circumstances should you give these details.
The police and ATO are aware of the scam. For additional information please click on the link below.https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/telephone-calls-alleging-fake-arrest-warrants-used-to-scam-money
Alternatively, please contact Andrew Marshall or Janine Orpwood at Langley McKimmie Chartered Accountants on (03) 5427 8100.