As we are in the tax filing season, scammers are attempting to scam people with emails claiming to be tax refunds, asking for bank details.
The Tax Services (AADE) warned people not to fall victim to these new attempts.
According to the AADE, criminals send e-mails with the false message "AADE has calculated your tax return and you are entitled to a tax refund." AADE urges people not to open any attached file in the mail, not to click on any proposed hyperlink (link) and delete the fake message immediately.
The message from AADE:
"Dear Madam/Dear Sir,
We ask for your immediate attention to an e-mail sent stating that 'the Tax Office has calculated your tax return and you are entitled to a tax refund'.
This is an attempt to deceive through image and data falsification.
For your protection:
DO NOT open any attachments in the message
DO NOT select any suggested link
Delete the message IMMEDIATELY as it is fake and contains malicious content.
Thank you for your time and cooperation.
It is good to contact your accountant in tax-related cases."