The Australian tax office is issuing warnings about tax scams. Scammers are contacting people with threats and aggressive demands pretending to be from the tax office. The ATO will NEVER ask for money over the phone or via the internet. The scammers are demanding money or payment via money transfers or iTunes cards. This is not how the ATO operates. Please be careful with any messages pretending to be from the tax office. If in doubt use your phone book to check and contact the real tax office to confirm any message you receive. Do not fall for these scams, invest in a phone call to verify.