The ATO have received reports of scammers pretending to be them and calling members of the public asking for their bank account details. The scammers are explaining that their employer has registered them for the JobKeeper Payment, but that the ATO needs their bank account details to deposit the funds into their account.

Do not provide the information requested.

The ATO does not need the bank account details of individual employees for the JobKeeper payments. Employees that are eligible are paid by their employer and the ATO reimburses the employer for these payments.

If you are not sure whether an ATO call is legitimate, hang up and phone them on 1800 008 540 to check.

If you are a business owner who has applied for JobKeeper payments, we strongly suggest that you pass this information along to your employees. 

Here is the latest information from the ATO about current scam alerts.