With the 31 October deadline for lodging tax returns approaching, the Australian Taxation Office has reminded people to be on the lookout again for tax-related phishing emails.
The emails have subject lines such as `Attention for the Australian Business Numbers (ABN) owners' and `Australian Taxation Office New Rules' and contain a link that redirects the user to a malware-infested website.
According to the ATO, some antivirus software may not detect the website as malicious.
In June, the Tax Commissioner, Michael D'Ascenzo, warned businesses and consumers about a phishing email that had the subject line 'Australian Taxation Office and your tax return' and invited people to enter their details online before a refund is issued.
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