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Calling all Australians – we need YOU!

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SFCT_Web Banner_FINAL.jpgCommitting a financial crime, against the tax and super systems, is a serious offence. Here at the ATO, some of the dedicated officers who investigate these serious crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT). You know where we’re going with this – but we need you to help us tell the rest of the story.

Help us stop serious financial criminals 🕵
The Lieutenant, the Rorter, the Phoenix Operator. No - these aren’t characters from Cluedo. These are some of the roles criminals involved in financial crime play.

Every good detective needs the right gear – that’s why the SFCT has developed the Serious Financial Crime Identikit. This kit has been developed to help you better understand how serious financial crime affects the community, the kinds of criminals involved and the warning signs to look out for.

It features:

  • A series of criminal ‘personas’, how they can be spotted and what to do if you see something suspicious. 
  • A checklist of the main warning signs to look out for as well as tips for protecting yourself from cybercrime.

Our podcast for true crime devotees 🎙

Q: What does the Australian True Crime podcast have in common with the ATO?

A: Both investigate serious crimes, and the criminals behind them.

In the latest episode of our podcast, Tax inVoice, our experts talk about the impacts serious financial crime has on our community. Hosted by true crime author, Emily Webb, the episode features our very own Will Day (ATO Deputy Commissioner and Serious Financial Crime Taskforce Chief) and Dr Rick Brown (Deputy Director Australian Institute Criminology).

Take a listen:

If you see something, say something 📣

  1. Use the Identikit and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
  2. Make a tip-off or go to  for further information.
  3. Share this information with your network and encourage others to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

We think you’re ready. Let’s fight against serious financial crime together.