By Alison Bevege For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:34 BST, 18 August 2019 | Updated: 05:34 BST, 18 August 2019
A text message offering a healthy tax refund at the click of a web link is a dangerous fake, police have warned.
The victim gets a text message saying they are about to receive an Australian Tax Office (ATO) direct refund of $2675.51.
It encourages you to click on a link to www.ato.direct and log in with a PIN number included in the text and your mobile phone number.
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If you get this text message above: delete it. It's a fake message pretending to be from the ATO that sends you to the fake website pictured below, which is designed to trick you and steal data
Anyone who entered their details in this fraudulent website is encouraged to report it to the Australian Cyber Security Centre or to identity protection charity idcare.org
The website is not the real ATO website, which is www.ato.gov.au
All Australian government website URLs end with .gov.au
If the victim clicks on the