Beware Visa, MasterCard tax refund offers

The Tax Office is warning people about another email scam being circulated that claims to offer a refund from the Tax Office. The email asks people to update personal and credit card details in order to receive a tax refund. It is similar to previous scams and uses the Tax Office logo and words ‘Get Refunds On Your Visa Or Master Card' in the subject line. There may also be more variations to this subject heading. The email asks people to click on a link which redirects them to a bogus website that looks similar to the Tax Office website and asks for credit card and personal details. “The Tax Office does not send people emails asking them to provide credit card details,” Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo said.

Source: Australian Tax Office