Beware of the MyGov email scam

SINGLETON residents should remain on alert after The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has received reports of a new email scam, asking people to update their MyGov or MyGovID details.

The scammers are pretending to be from the MyGov customer care team, emailing people and telling them they need to verify their identity by clicking on a link.

The link goes to a fake MyGov login page which is designed to steal their personal information.

If you receive an email like this, do not click on the links and do not provide the information requested.

You will get email or SMS notifications from myGov whenever there are new messages in your myGov Inbox.

However, a Genuine ATO, MyGov or MyGov ID message will never ask you to access online services via a hyperlink.

If you receive an SMS or email that looks like it’s from MyGov, but contains a link or appears suspicious you can report it to ScamWatch.

If you have clicked on a link or provided your personal information, you can contact Services Australia’s Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk on 1800 941 126.

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