FBR warns taxpayers of fake emails

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday clarified that the revenue body had not sent any emails regarding income tax defaulters list.

In a statement, the revenue body said that it had received information that some hackers were misusing the name of the FBR to fetch the financial data from the people.

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.

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“This nefarious activity apparently by some hackers is a type of spamming used to send viruses and malwares to the taxpayers and other users. To assist taxpayers how to tackle such fake emails, FBR has also provided guidance to the taxpayers which can be seen on www.fbr.gov.pk,” the statement said.

“Taxpayers are advised to avoid such emails. The emails are being sent from [email protected] which is not an official email address of the FBR,” the statement added.


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