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New ATO Scam Attacks the Web

An unauthentic mail, which claims to have come from the ATO (Australian Tax Office) is entering the inboxes appearing to be offering a tax refund, as reported by iTnews on May 7, 2008.

This fake mail is known as "phishing mail" and has the subject line, "Notification- Please Read This!", and the mail is marked by a logo similar to ATO logo. It tells the user that they have got a delayed tax refund, and directs them to claim their money by filling the tax form given in the link with the mail.

As they click on the link, they are taken to a Website, which appears like the official ATO site, and are asked to divulge private data including credit card details and address. But as this is not an authentic mail from ATO, so by clicking on the link will allow the...

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