Hackers scamming taxpayers through fake emails, warns FBR
- As per details, these fake emails instruct the targeted taxpayers to check the attached Income Tax Defaulters List for their details.
It has emerged that taxpayers and other users are receiving fake emails regarding the income tax defaulters list.
In a statement, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has denied any connection with these emails which are being sent from a fake email address, [email protected]
As per details, these fake emails instruct the targeted taxpayers to check the attached Income Tax Defaulters List for their details. Likewise, some emails pretending to contain the password for the attached defaulter list are also being sent to the taxpayers. FBR has warned that the attachments with such fake emails are infected by harmful viruses and malware.
FBR stated that this nefarious activity apparently by some hackers is a type of spamming used to send viruses and malwares to the taxpayers and other users. FBR has advised that such fake emails may be ignored and immediately be reported to the authorities concerned. To assist taxpayers how to tackle such fake emails, FBR has also provided guidance to the taxpayers as well.
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