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Don’t click on email links promising FBR tax refunds

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Don’t click on email links promising FBR tax refunds

The Federal Bureau of Revenue has warned people against a group of fraudsters who are conning people into revealing their banking information in the name of tax refund.

Scammers are sending emails to people saying that they are eligible for tax refunds. The email asks the taxpayer to click a link that says “Receive Refund Now”.

Once the user clicks on the link, it takes them to a website that has the FBR logo on top of the page. The page has logos of different banks with an instruction on top asking the user to “Click your bank’s logo below to receive refund.”

However, if you look closely, the URL of the website gives it away as it says beckiesjorgensen.com/wp-includes/promo/fbr/refundportal.html.

The FBR has asked taxpayers not to click on any such link and advised people against giving out their banking information over email or on the phone.

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4 Comments

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      M. Kashif  August 16, 2019 10:43 am/ Reply

    I have received this message from FBR.

    Dear Taxpayer,

    You are eligible to receive a tax refund of PKR 88,400.00.

    Please click Receive Refund Now to submit your refund request.

    Please provide accurate information to ensure your tax refund is paid at the right time.

    Regards,
    FBR.

    Federal Board of Revenue Government of Pakistan.

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      Tax payer  August 16, 2019 12:28 pm/ Reply

    FBR should block this site immediately and take stern action against the culprits rather asking its valued tax payers not to click on the link.

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        Aamir Ghous  August 20, 2019 1:22 pm/ Reply

      Agreed

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      Sameer  August 16, 2019 1:51 pm/ Reply

    rest assured. We know fbr is in no position to refund anything. If only, they’d email for more money

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