Aside from the actual fascinating ATO scam, I've had 4 people call today claiming to be from the ATO. Googled their numbers and the usual came up about what they're up to. Numbers are +61 2 6188 5674 0419 220 399 I called them back and "Steven White" answered with a thick Indian accent. All he asked was for an attorney name to represent me so said Steve McQueen should be able to assist and gave a number with an extra digit. He thanked me and disappointingly hung up... Not sure what their angle is for that but thinking I should have acted more worried as they probably weren't expecting an actual response. They had my full name and number which has never happened before for these kinds of calls so just an FYI for everyone (even though I know you're all pretty switched on ) Who called you from 0261885619 (+61261885619) ? gives an idea of what others have encountered. "Kath Anderson, assistant commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office, said 48,084 scams were reported to the ATO between July and October." Can only imagine how many don't go reported.