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VIC ATO Tax Return Refund Fraud - Who can Help?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Laurie Barbul, 10 March 2015.

  1. Laurie Barbul

    Laurie Barbul Member

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    Someone open my letter from my tax agent and changed my bank account number with his/her bank account number to get my ATO tax return refund. Whom shall I inform?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Whomever deposited the funds into the account. I.e. the ATO directly, or if the ATO paid the refund to your agent and your agent deposited it into the account contact them. They should be able to reverse the transaction through their bank.
     
  3. Laurie Barbul

    Laurie Barbul Member

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    That ok. But my understanding is that tempering with someone else mail it is a federal offence!
     
  4. Sophea

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    Yes you are correct, stealing mail before delivery and opening mail that you are not authorised to open is mail tampering and is a Commonwealth offence. In that case you could also contact the Federal Police.
     
  5. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Report it asap before the money disappears from the other persons account. Money can be hard to get back if they have none to give you.
     
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