How to spot a scammer’s love language

Love language refers to the different ways people express and receive love. Did you know scammers have their own?

This tax time we’ve used these love languages to illustrate how scammers may persuade people into handing over their personal information.

Acts of dis-service

Scammers have been known to impersonate the ATO on social media, offering to help people with their tax and super questions. But they’re only trying to help themselves to your information.

Unexpected Gifts

A common tactic of scammers is to send their targets a link while pretending to be from the ATO. The link often leads to a fake online service login portal that scammers use to steal login credentials. The ATO would never send our clients a link to login to their online services.

Bad Quality Time

Finally, scammers try their best to keep people engaged in a conversation for as long as possible to collect as much personal information as they can.

We want to reinforce that you should never:
• Click on any links you are not sure about
• Give your personal information such as Bank Details, Passcodes, PIN Numbers over the phone.
• Believe that the Police will come and arrest you for a late payment.
• Give Access to your Computer by someone wanting to check or update your software.

If you are not sure, contact Wise Accountants, Bank/Financial Institution or Place of Business Direct to confirm that the information/correspondence received is correct.