Identity theft and your business
If you run a business, it’s important that you know what information you need to protect and keep secure. Some of the common ways that identity thieves can take your business details are by:
- Breaking into your business and stealing your physical records
- Taking photos of your business or employee details
- Stealing your passwords, account logins and AUSkey information
- Gaining access to your data through legitimate means, such as being an employee
Once they have your business information, thieves can then trick your customers or staff into providing additional information or money and set up fraudulent bank accounts in your name.
There is help available if you find yourself in trouble due to a tax scammer or thief accessing your data. The ATO will work with you alongside IDCare to reduce any harm that you or your customers may experience.
It is imperative that you contact the ATO Client Identity Support Centre on 1800 567 033 immediately if you find that your TFN, AUSkey, myGov credentials or any other security information have been stolen or used by an unauthorized person.