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zanier View Drop Down

Joined: 24/May/2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
  Quote zanier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Debt
    Posted: 24/May/2017 at 17:57
Dud Cheque – From one of the four largest Accountancy Firms in Australia
1.     On opening their email the first impression, it is a spam
2.     Keep getting an error message when entering their website address    
3.     They asked for postal address which was duly provided on the 8 August 2016
4.     No response to my original email
5.     Follow-up email on the 18 October 2016 I provided my postal address again
6.     Received a cheque and a cover note by mail December 2016
7.     Cheque deposited into my account in March 2017 but the cheque bounced
a.     Note from the ANZ Bank – Payment stopped. Cheque dishonoured
8.     The cover note that came with the cheque has been misplaced
9.     Email send to the chief officer of the firm but to no avail
What is next step?

Copy of original email
Dear Sir,
I am aware that xxxxxxxxxxx processed your tax returns. Please note that the ATO’s refund to you has bounced back and remains in our trust account. Please confirm where this payment should be posted to.
Please call me should you wish to discuss.
Senior Manager

citizen-joe View Drop Down
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Joined: 09/October/2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 436
  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/May/2017 at 22:00
Sounds like a scam, the question you must ask yourself is "did I ask that firm to process my tax return".

If not I expect that their e-mail address is false and that the message did not come from that firm and the whole exercise is an attempt at identity fraud against you.

Report details to ACORN

Dawens View Drop Down

Joined: 03/August/2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
  Quote Dawens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/August/2017 at 19:22
It's a definite scam.

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