Phishing warning and security recommendations
Fake e-mail and SMS campaigns are taking place to impersonate the Tax Agency.
The aim of the criminals is to steal the victim’s personal or bank details, either by referring them to a fake website that impersonates that of the Tax Agency or by making them download files with viruses.
Do not answer these messages, they are an attempt to commit fraud by supplanting the image of the Tax Agency.
This is not the first time that this type of mail or SMS has been used, so public awareness and information is essential.We recommend:
- Do not open messages from unknown or unsolicited users - delete them straight away.
- Not answering these messages under any circumstances.
- Take caution when following links in emails even if they are from known contacts.
- Take caution when downloading email attachments even from known contacts.
The Tax Agency insists that it never requests confidential, financial or personal information, account numbers or taxpayer card numbers by email or SMS, nor does it attach invoice information or other types of dataSee examples of phishing emails impersonating the Tax Agency