Urgent warning over tax scam
Scammers impersonating Australian Taxation Office officials are using a Queensland Police Service number to dupe victims.
"Criminals are using a practice known as caller ID spoofing - where they manipulate the telephone network to indicate the incoming call is from a different number, in this case a QPS number," police warned on Thursday.
Investigators say it's an alarming development in a long-running scam, where victims are told they owe the tax office or other government departments money.
In a statement, Queensland Police issued an "urgent warning" over the scam.
Detective Superintendent Terry Lawrence from the financial and cyber crime group will give more details in a press conference this afternoon.