SARS scam warning

A new phishing scam is doing the round and even though I cannot believe that people can still be gullable to this kind of thing, I am putting it here as a warning.

Emails received by taxpayer from an address refund@sars.gov.za with the subject line Tax Refund should immediately be regarded as a scam and IGNORED by taxpayers. Taxpayers must NOT provide their banking details as requested in the email.

This is what the e-mail looks like

It will take you to a page that looks quite authentic. Please  do not fall for this! Delete the e-mail!

Fake SARS page

A way to tell if a page is fake is to look at the address bar. Quite clearly this site has got nothing to do with SARS and it is not a secure page as it does not say https

Fake address

Don’t get caught, ever!

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