A concerned Malua Bay resident warns others of a tax scam which threatened his arrest on Friday, February 26.
Andy said the caller pretended to be a representative from the Australian Taxation Office.
"They told me there was suspicious activity in my taxation and file number," he said.
"Then they said an arrest warrant was going to be issued.
"It was pretty threatening."
Scamwatch said scams often use threats designed to frighten people into handing over money: "The scammer may call you and pressure you into paying immediately, threaten you with arrest, or say they will send the police to your house if you refuse."
Andy hung up and said the number was disconnected when he tried to call back.
If the scammer impersonated a government agency, contact the agency by sourcing the number from an independent search and report the scam to them.
If you have experienced fraud or theft or the scammer is impersonating the police, contact your local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
To understand scams and learn how to protect yourself, visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.