The Australian Tax Office issued a warning for residents of the country, in which it reported on persons posing as employees of the agency and demanding payment of tax debts in bitcoins and other crypto-currencies. This is reported by news. com. au.
According to Assistant Commissioner of the Office Kath Anderson, the fraud is not wide-ranging. According to their estimates, the damage from the actions of scammers to date is about $ 50,000 in the cryptocurrency.
Scammers contact the victims by phone, SMS or email and ask them to pay through one of the bitcoins-terminals, the number of which in Australia has recently increased significantly.
At the same time, tax officials urge citizens not to forget on time to make payments to the state treasury in accordance with the requirements of the law.