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Tax office scam doing the rounds again

Hoaxers have used a Queensland Police Service phone number to commit a Tax Office impersonation scam.

The criminals have committed a practice known as caller ID spoofing where they manipulate the telephone network to show the incoming call is from a different number.

In this case it was a QPS number.

The scammer posing as a Police officer tells the victim they have an outstanding fine or fee with the ATO.

They have then threatened the unsuspecting person with arrest or legal action before demanding a form of payment.