Gone phishing

I’ve had many phishing attempts trying to impersonate banks, but this is the first I recall impersonating the Australian Taxation Office.

From: Australian Government <admin @ ato.gov.au>
To: dbowen @ custard.net.au
Date: 15-Jun-2007 16:32
Subject: Australian Taxation Office – Please Read This.

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $163.80
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Regards, Australian Government

© Copyright 2007, Australian Taxation Office – All rights reserved..

The click here link was to: http://bigart.com.tr/ato/updatedb/ (rest snipped)… from the looks of it this domain is commonly used by phishers. Evidently they’ve been at it for a few months now.

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