As the beginning of the 2017 Income Tax filing campaign draws near, the Tax Agency detected several cases of attempted fraud involving the sending of emails or SMS messages containing malicious links claiming to offer tax refunds. These links are usually to fraudulent websites posing as the Tax Agency and requesting personal details and bank details such as credit card numbers and passwords.
As soon as the Tax Agency becomes aware of these fraud attempts, known as "phishing", it adopts the necessary actions to mitigate its effects and shut down all fraudulent links detected.
However, the first measure for combating "phishing" is to prevent users from providing personal or bank details as a result of suspicious communications and, in this regard, the Tax Agency:
The Tax Agency is grateful for citizens’ collaboration in combating this type of fraud.