The Tax Agency has blocked various attempts at fraud by email and SMS in which its identity and image is forged and malicious links are sent on the false premise of tax rebate payments. These links usually forward the recipient to fraudulent websites that also feature a fake image of the Tax Agency, which asks users to submit personal and bank information such as account numbers and credit card PINs.
As soon as the Tax Agency becomes aware of these fraud attempts, known as phishing, it deploys the necessary action to mitigate their effect and block all the fraudulent links detected.
However, the first step to fight phishing is to prevent users from opening suspicious communications asking for banking or personal information. As such, the Tax Agency:
The Tax Agency is grateful for citizens’ collaboration in combating this type of fraud.