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Traralgon accounting firm customers targeted in tax scam

Telephone scammers are continuing to target Gippsland people with claims they're calling from the Tax Office or Federal Police.

Sharon Bonner from Bonner Accounting in Traralgon said some of their clients have been highly distressed after receiving threats of arrest.

"People professing they are from the tax office having been ringing people to say they have an outstanding account," Ms Bonner said.

"They then ask them for bank details. People must be very aware that the ATO would never ever ask for bank details."

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"Another phone call came through saying they're the federal police and were swearing at the customer, saying he was in breach of this, and they were coming
to arrest him, and all that kind of stuff."

Another call appeared to come from Bonner Accounting, as the caller was able to show the company's number on the phone display.

Ms Bonner said she just wanted to get the word out, to prevent any further distress.

Click HERE to see more from the ATO on this scam.

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