Scams and Phishing ATTACKS

You need to be aware of email scams and so we’ve created a section of the website where we will post updates of any scams we have heard about. Similarly we would like you to tell us about any emails you think are scams or phishing. To report or to get more information on phishing, please send an email to phishing@sars.gov.za or call the Fraud and Anti-Corruption Hotline on 0800 00 2870.

Members of the public are randomly emailed with false “spoofed” emails made to look as if these emails were sent from SARS, but are in fact fraudulent emails aimed at enticing unsuspecting taxpayers to part with personal information such as bank account details. Examples include emails that appear to be from returns@sars.co.za or refunds@sars.co.za indicating that tax payers are eligible to receive TAX refunds. These emails contain links to false forms and false websites made to look like the “real thing”, but with the aim of fooling people into entering personal information such as bank account details which the criminals then extract and use fraudulently.

Please note these are scams and SARS taxpayers should take note of the following:

  • Do not open or respond to emails from unknown sources.
  • Beware of emails that ask for personal, tax, banking and eFiling details (login credentials, passwords, pins, credit / debit card information, etc.) as SARS will never ask taxpayers for such information in an email.
  • SARS will not request your banking details through the phone, email or websites.
  • Beware of false sms's.

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Institution Specific Scams: Absa | Capitec | FNB | Nedbank | Standard Bank
Source Specific Scams: Email | Letter/Fax | Phone Call | SMS | Website
 
SARS-SCAM-126 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 10/11/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-Scam-118 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-123 … FNB … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 01/09/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-Scam-119 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-Scam-121 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-048 … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 119KB

Change of banking details scam warning Change of banking details scam warning Do not get caught out by a new scam involving SARS and change of banking details. Fraudsters pretending to …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 134KB

SARS-SCAM-050 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 118KB

SARS-SCAM-052 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 118KB

SARS-SCAM-053 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 114KB

SARS-SCAM-055 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 122KB

SARS-SCAM-056 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 183KB

SARS-SCAM-057 … Other … Payments … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 68KB

SARS-SCAM-059 … Absa … Payments … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 109KB

SARS-SCAM-060 … Absa … Payments … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 113KB

SARS-SCAM-061 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 115KB

SARS-SCAM-062 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 120KB

SARS-SCAM-063 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 109KB

SARS-SCAM-066 … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 109KB

SARS-SCAM-067 … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 120KB

SARS is currently seeing an increase in “phishing” attempts which claim to be communications from SARS. The most recent, with a subject line of “e-Tax Report Notification”, askes …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 112KB

SARS-SCAM-069 … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 114KB

SARS-SCAM-070 … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 113KB

SARS-SCAM-071 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 109KB

SARS-SCAM-081 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 118KB

SARS-SCAM-047 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 103KB

SARS-SCAM-046 … Other … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 115KB

SARS-SCAM-037 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 105KB

SARS-SCAM-035 … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 228KB

SARS-SCAM-033 … Standard Bank … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 163KB

SARS-SCAM-023 … Other … Payments … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 137KB

SARS-SCAM-022 … Standard Bank … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 111KB

From: "SARS"<susp@thompsons.com> Date: 18 June 2013 13:02:01 SAST To: Recipients <susp@thompsons.com> Subject: e@syFile CONFIRMATION LETTER. e@syFile™ We have processed your request …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 126KB

SARS-SCAM-093 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 92KB

SARS-SCAM-021 … Other … Payments … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 126KB

SARS-SCAM-094 … Other … Audit … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 92KB

SARS-SCAM-125 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 07/10/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-015 … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 120KB

SARS-SCAM-098 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 86KB

SARS-SCAM-013 … Other … Personal or Banking Details …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 116KB

SARS-SCAM-012 … Other … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 132KB

SARS-SCAM-011 … Other … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 133KB

SARS-SCAM-010 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 154KB

SARS-SCAM-008 … Other … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 103KB

SARS-SCAM-006 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 124KB

SARS-SCAM-005 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 145KB

SARS-SCAM-004 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 135KB

SARS-SCAM-003 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 152KB

SARS-SCAM-002 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 134KB

SARS-SCAM-101 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 89KB

 

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