The Australian Taxation Office issued the warning on Friday, saying it had received reports about the scam landing in people’s inboxes.
In a statement, it urged Australians to take extra caution. It said the “fake emails” claimed to be from myGov and included screenshots from the myGov app.
“Scammers pretending to be from the ‘myGov customer care team’ are sending emails telling people they need to verify their identity by clicking on a link,” it said in a statement.
“Don’t click any links and don’t provide the information requested.”
Those who do fall for the scam by clicking the link will be taken to a fake myGov page asking for their personal information such as bank details.
Australians would be notified via email or text whenever there was a new message for them in the myGov inbox, the ATO explained.
Anyone who has provided their sign-in information to scammers is urged to change their passwords immediately and contact their bank if they’ve handed over bank details.