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Scam alert – fake TFN applications

Posted by Team AVS on 30 Jan, 2024  0 Comments

We’re seeing an increase in scams involving fake tax file number (TFN) applications.

These scams tell people they can help them get a TFN for a fee. But instead of delivering this service, these fraudulent websites steal the person’s money and personal information.

These scams are often advertised on social media platforms like Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

Applying for a TFN is free. Find out how you can apply for a TFN this opens in a new window .

If you’re applying for a TFN through a tax agent, always check they are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board this opens in a new window . The same goes for Australian business number (ABN) applications – never give out your personal information unless you’re sure of who you’re dealing with.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section. We will be happy to answer all your queries.


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