The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has warned of a scam that has cost older Australians more than $1 million since January.
The scam involves people impersonating ATO staff and demanding gift cards as a form of tax debt payment. It was first detected last year, but has grown in frequency in the past few months.
According to the ATO, the scammers are targeting people aged over 55, but with an emphasis on those aged 65 plus.
They warned that everyone should be cautious of emails, faxes, SMS and phone calls claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).