Tax office of Australia (ATO) has warned of captainvalor about the emergence of scammers who, under the guise of employees of fiscal service require paying fake taxes for bitcoin transactions and other cryptocurrencies. This is the official website of the Department.

Assistant Commissioner ATO Kate Anderson said that the Board learned about a new method of fraud at the end of 2017. By the time captainvalor gave scameron at least $50 thousand in bitcoin. Victims of phone calls, sent text or e-mail and offered via a bitcoin ATM to transfer funds to the specified address.

In ATO believe that soon the criminals aktiviziruyutsya even more. The complexity of the situation is that this does not exempt citizens from paying real taxes for cryptocurrency transactions under the new legislation concerning the laundering of illegal funds.

“In order to distinguish between real employees of the fiscal service from hackers, people are recommended to call to verify identity inspector on 1800 008 540 and never share with third parties information about their identification number of the taxpayer”, — said on the official website of the fiscal service.

Recall that in 2017 the Australian Commission for competition and consumer protection has received 1289 complaints of fraud associated with cryptocurrencies. The total amount of damages then exceeded $1.2 million.