If someone says, “I’m from the ATO and I’m here to help you” – be wary!  While the ATO abounds with friendly and helpful staff, unfortunately over 28,000 tax-related scams have been reported since 1 July this year alone.  We are assured, the ATO does not employ Nigerian princes or people who address you ‘Dearest Mr Ian’ or wish you ‘love and spiritual fulfilment’ or say ‘the police are on their way’.  If someone calls you, simply refer them to your even friendlier and more helpful tax agent – and we will tell them where to transfer the royal inheritance.