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  1. 6 July 2017

    Threats to life, arrest or other

    Threats to life, arrest or other involve demands by scammers to pay money that you supposedly owe and threats if you do … threats to your life. The scammer may call you and pressure you into paying immediately,  threaten you with arrest, or say … The scammer will ask for payment of an outstanding tax debt and threaten arrest or legal action if you do not comply. Scammers may …
  2. 4 December 2018

    Warning about tax scams

    calls or emails they receive threatening arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts. Reports of these scams have jumped … to an outstanding tax debt, or face imminent arrest and jail time. The scammer pretends to be from the Australian Tax Office … cards. This is a scam. The tax office will never threaten you with arrest, or demand immediate payment of a tax debt or fine …
  3. 8 May 2015

    Arrest over 'boiler room' telemarketing scam that allegedly conned 19 people out of $470,000

    Link:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-08/arrest-over-alleged-boiler-room-telemarket... Source:  ABC News Published Date:  8 May 2015 Featured image:  Scam Type:  Betting & sports investment schemes Investment schemes Arrest over 'boiler room' telemarketing scam that allegedly conned 19 people out of $470,000 …
  4. 18 June 2018

    Threat and kidnap scams target Chinese community

    frightening scams targeting them that involve threats of arrest, and extortion via fake kidnappings. In 2018, Scamwatch has … threats about arrest or deportation, it is a scam. It’s very frightening to receive these calls and scammers use your fear … release is also available: 针对华人社区的威胁和绑架骗局 – Chinese Simplified ( PDF 145.95 KB ) . Read more Threats to life, arrest or other …
  5. 11 December 2018

    Watch out for holiday season scams

    scammers pretending to be from the tax office or the police and threatening them with arrest over unpaid tax debts.” “This … with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. Threats to life, arrest or other Threats to life, arrest or other Threats to life, arrest or other involve demands by scammers to pay money that you supposedly owe and threats if you do …
  6. 9 June 2015

    Aggressive scam threatening arrest and legal action

    Link:  http://www.smh.com.au/national/ato-concerned-by-aggressive-scam-threatening-arre... Source:  SMH Published Date:  9 June 2015 Featured image:  Scam Type:  Threats to life, arrest or other Aggressive scam threatening arrest and legal action …
  7. 13 April 2015

    Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money

    telling them that there is a warrant out for their arrest. Many people have reported to SCAMwatch that messages have been … or commonwealth department. The scammers may spin a range of stories about why an arrest warrant has been issued, including that you … this information to commit other scams. Be on guard, if you receive a phone call from someone saying you have an arrest warrant …
  8. 9 June 2015

    ATO concerned by aggressive scam threatening arrest and legal action

    Link:  http://www.smh.com.au/national/ato-concerned-by-aggressive-scam-threatening-arre... Source:  Sydney Morning Herald Published Date:  9 June 2015 Featured image:  Scam Type:  Identity theft Phishing ATO concerned by aggressive scam threatening arrest and legal action …
  9. 6 April 2018

    Scammers targeting Chinese community in Australia

    authorities and/or employees of DHL and threatening them with deportation and/or arrest unless they pay large sums of money … making threats about arrest or deportation in relation to fake passports, it is a scam. Do not send them any money. Instead … The Scamwatch website has information about scams in Chinese languages . Read more Threats to life, arrest or other Threats to life …
  10. 21 May 2018

    Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

    Taxation Office and threaten people with immediate arrest unless they pay an outstanding tax bill. They may pretend to be from … worried about being arrested they don’t question if the person threatening them is genuine.” “If you’re being threatened, take a deep breath, and ask yourself if the call makes sense. The ATO will never threaten you with immediate arrest; Telstra …