I’ve just got a phishing email claiming that I’ve got a lot of money in tax refund and I should click on the link for them to process it.
Damn, Google – Why couldn’t you filter out this spam? It landed right in the inbox. Here’s the email content.
Dear Valued Taxpayer,
We have reviewed your tax fiscal payment for previous months and have resolved that you are qualified to obtain a refund of the sum of xx,xxx.00 INR which is your accumulated tax excesses. Please submit a tax refund request and allow us to process it within 7 days.
To submit a request, CLICK HERE
Thanks for taking the time to learn about our tax refund.It’s one more way Income tax department can make your tax payment experience better.
Endeavor to fill in your Information correctly,to enable us make refund to your account without any delay.
Refund can be delayed for some reasons:
- Applying after deadline of notification
- Submitting incorrect account information
Tax Refund Department
Department of revenue,
Ministry of finance, Government of India.
The Link has been suppressed for obvious reasons. Although this email comes from probably a trusted sender “firstname.lastname@example.org”, watch out for the website which actually goes to a domain called as zinuru.org.
Beware, although banks have provided additional security measures through SMS Validations, Grid number validation, your common sense about phishing would help you a long way.
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