Millicent Police are urging residents to be wary of callers claiming to represent the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), following multiple reports of an apparent scam.
Several residents have received bogus phone calls from individuals posing as ATO employees attempting to recover outstanding tax debts.
The callers typically demand about $3,000, and threaten to contact Police unless immediate payment is made.
Of the residents who have reported this scam to Police, no one has forwarded money to the callers, but all claim the callers have been threatening and demanding in their demeanour.
The caller’s number is not connected to the Australian Taxation Office.
Police are encouraging residents to spread the word, and discuss this scam with family, friends and workmates who may be less technologically-savvy about this kind of offending.
Don’t forget, you can report suspected scams to SCAMwatch (the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) via this form.
If you have incurred a financial loss resulting from a scam, you can also report via The ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network).