The ATO has advised that they are seeing an increase in scams involving fake tax file number (TFN) applications.
These scams tell people they can help them get a TFN for a fee. But instead of delivering this service, these fraudulent websites steal the person's money and personal information.
These scams are often advertised on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Applying for a TFN is free. Find out how you can apply for a TFN.
The same goes for Australian business number (ABN) applications – never give out your personal information unless you're sure of who you're dealing with.
Should you have any queries, please contact our office.