myGov email scam leads to ATO warning

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An email purporting to be from “myGov customer care” has been marked as a scam intended to steal recipients’ personal information.

The Australian Taxation Office has released a warning of the scam email which encourages recipients to click on a “safe link”, which takes people to a fake myGov page.

“Dear myGov user. This is a notification email only. Please do not reply to this email as this mailbox is not monitored,” the phishing email begins.

“This is a message from the myGov Team. Australian Government and myGov must verify your identity.

“Follow the safe link below and update your information.”

The email signs off, “myGov Customer care”.

The ATO is warning of a new scam where myGov users are asked to click a link then provide personal details. Credit: Australian Taxation Office/Supplied

If a user clicks on the link, via a button entitled Secure Form, it takes them to a fake myGov log-in page.

The page is designed to steal information, including passport and driver’s licence details.

“Don’t click any links and don’t provide the information requested,” the ATO said.

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