Scam Alert - ATO, AFP & Fake Foodbank Account

Feb 26, 12:50 AM
Scammers are finding a way to make their calls appear as though they are coming from legitimate numbers, like the Australian Federal Police headquarters.

Consumer Affairs is working with authorities to crack down on the phenomenon.

Meantime, there's a Facebook scam involving a fake Foodbank profile and an alarming automated taxation office scam doing the rounds.

Commissioner Dini Soulio joins Jennie Lenman to discuss the latest scams and what consumers can do to protect themselves.
More information on scams is on the Scamwatch website, including how to make a report and where to get help. You can also contact CBS on 131 882.