RevenueSA Tax Return Scam

This is a warning to any Aussies that received the email that I’ve posted below. It’s not from RevenueSa at all and is merely out to get your details so they can rip you off. While it may look legitimate it is definitely one of those phishing emails that are always landing in our inbox these days.

I took a chance and clicked on the attachment, the things that I do for my readers :laugh_tb: just to see what it contained. I must admit the form was very professional and the bit at the end that says;

Important: The tax law imposes heavy penalties for giving false or misleading information.

I declare that:
All the information I have given on this tax return, including any attachments, is true and correct.

may well fool the uninitiated into divulging their personal information, but please, if you receive the following email, disregard it immediately and simple trash it, it’s nothing but BS!


Tax return
2009 – 2010
Recalculation of you tax refund

ATTN: Dear Applicant

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $314.79
Your Application Code: 731948115, complete the tax return form attached to this message.
After completing the form, submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

Our head office address can be found on our official web site.

Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you close your browser after you have finished accessing your refund status.
– For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
– Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.


Again, this email is utter bullshit, do not, I repeat DO NOT fill out the attached form, delete it immediately. How do I know? Well, apart from it reeking of SCAM, while it listed the return email address as, after checking properties I noticed it had the following ‘return path’! Pretty suss huh?

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. peter petterson

    You have my paypal example to educate your readers further.



    1. BS Artist

      No worries Pete, I’ve got them on file for a future post

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