Beware the ATO Refund Notification Scam

Beware the latest scam hitting Australian Businesses with the subject line of “Australian Taxation Office – Refund Notification

Although it appears to have originated from  it actually came from and a return address of

The contains a zip file

A computer with a good anti- program SHOULD have picked up the and flagged or quarantined  the email as it contains a horse .

If you have clicked and open the attachment your computer will be infected with a nasty designed to send your banking details onto a third-party. Please DO NOT login to your bank account or the ATO site until you have had your PC scanned and the virus removed.

You may wish to read the following two articles that warn of such activities.

Some general tips to help you prevent being scammed or infected by computer viruses

Top 6 checks to make sure your computer is protected from Viruses and Malware

If you suspect your computer may have a virus.

  • Stop using your computer or laptop immediately.
  • Bring it to us or another reputable computer professional (NOT a mobile only service) for a complete scan and check. We will need it for 2 to 8 hours. Cost of a scan and clean is between $55 and $200 depending on level of infection.

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  1. Lara - August 14, 2015 Reply

    What happens if I opened the fake tax file on my IPhone? When I opened it, it was just a blank page…

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