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.).
  • SARS will never request your banking details in any communication that you receive via post, email, or SMS. However, for the purpose of telephonic engagement and authentication purposes, SARS will verify your personal details. Importantly, SARS will not send you any hyperlinks to other websites - even those of banks.
  • 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-181 … Other … Email …
 Date: 09/11/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-180 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 29/09/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-177 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 10/08/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-175 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 14/07/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-174 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 12/07/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-171 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 23/06/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-172 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 23/06/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-173 … Other … Personal or Banking Details … Email …
 Date: 23/06/2016 Size: 1MB

Tax Clearance Certificate Number 0064/1/2016/0006104920 Tax Clearance Letter Enquiries 0800 00 7278 Approved Date 2016-18-05 Expiry Date 2017-03-01 Clearance Registration Number 2016 …
 Date: 23/05/2016 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-166 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 21/04/2016 Size: 1MB

-----Original Message-----From: SARS [mailto:creditors1@inoutbox.com] Sent: 15 April 2016 09:20 AM To: Accounts Subject: Payment Error Att: Pamela Please refer to the attachments for our …
 Date: 15/04/2016 Size: 1MB

1 From: Al Wehn <alind.international@yahoo.com> Reply-To: Al Wehn <alind.international@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 12:38 PM To: Mark Kingon Cc: Maria Executive , Maria …
 Date: 23/03/2016 Size: 1MB

--------Пересылаемое сообщение --------От кого: South African Revenue <revenueservice@live.co.za> Кому: "gromovaanastasia@mail.ru" <gromovaanastasia@mail.ru> Дата: Вторник, 16 февраля 2016 …
 Date: 17/02/2016 Size: 1MB

-----Original Message -----From: Rebecca Nkqayi To: undisclosed-recipients: Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:37 PM Subject: SARS LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMME 2016 (CPT & GP) Dear Applicant I am …
 Date: 30/10/2015 Size: 473KB

SARS-SCAM-156 … Other … Payments … Email … 1 SCAM2 SCAM
 Date: 25/08/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-155 … Other … Email …
 Date: 25/08/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-151 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 30/07/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-150 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 24/07/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-147 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 18/06/2015 Size: 1MB

 Date: 17/06/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-146 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 17/06/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-144 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 09/06/2015 Size: 1MB

From: Konanani Maluwa <KMaluwa@sars.gov.za> To: "'CHRIS@GOLDEN-OAK.CO.ZA'" <CHRIS@GOLDEN-OAK.CO.ZA> Subject: THE GOLDEN OAK MANAGEMENT CO PTY LTD (7290784018) Date: April 20, 2015 at …
 Date: 21/04/2015 Size: 1MB

From: John Dumisani <privatematters_jmd@live.co.za> Date: April 20, 2015 at 14:49:05 GMT+2 To: Cc: Subject: SARS Guarantee Dear brother, Our lawyer has finally received a letter from …
 Date: 21/04/2015 Size: 1MB

From: SARS RETURNS 2015 [mailto:kleberrodrigues61@gmail.com] Sent: 07 April 2015 12:48 PM Subject: SARS RETURNS 2015 Dear Taxpayer, This is to inform you that you have qualified for …
 Date: 08/04/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-135 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 23/03/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-134 … Other … Payments … Email …
 Date: 20/03/2015 Size: 1MB

-------Original Message-------From: South African Revenue Service Date: 03/02/2015 18:37:19 To: Subject: Tax Refund. South African Revenue Service (SARS) Dear Client, We are pleased to inform …
 Date: 04/02/2015 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-129 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 02/02/2015 Size: 1MB

--------Original Message --------Subject: SARS Tax Refund and E-Products Promotions Date: 2015-01-14 18:26 From: SARS TAX REFUND <clunit2011@hotmail.com> To: Date: 14/01/2015 Dear Client, SARS …
 Date: 15/01/2015 Size: 1MB

1 Scroll down to see the scam form being emailed as an attachment. SCAM2 SCAM3 SCAM
 Date: 17/12/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-126 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 10/11/2014 Size: 1MB

SARS-SCAM-124 … Other … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 07/10/2014 Size: 1MB

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

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

A. SOURCE OF INCOME: FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 PROMOTION ADWARD CLAIMS NO: AK 03228 PRIZE WINNING AMOUNT : USD $500,000.00 YEAR INCOME TAX PAYABLE TAX PAID SHORT FALL TOTAL SHORTFALL …
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 491KB

SARS-Scam-120 … Refunds … Email …
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 1MB

SOUTH AFRICA REVENUE SERVICES REFUND Dear Taxpayer, After calculations of last year annual fiscal activities, we realized that you are eligible to receive a Tax refund of R1, 250.75 …
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 134KB

SARS-SCAM-074 … Other … Refunds … Email
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 232KB

FNB Corporate Bank/ABSA Korporatiewe Bank First National Bank South Africa Foreign Operation /Int’l Remittance Dept Funds Monitoring/Payment Authorization Section Tel: + 27-833722948 …
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 259KB

SARS-SCAM-078 … Other … Refunds …
 Date: 12/08/2014 Size: 179KB

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

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: 110KB

SARS-SCAM-084 … Absa … Refunds … Email
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 119KB

SARS-SCAM-085 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 107KB

SARS-SCAM-086 … Other … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 93KB

SARS-SCAM-087 … Other … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 97KB

SARS-SCAM-088 … Other … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 100KB

SARS-SCAM-089 … Payments …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 107KB

From: Ebony Walls <ewalls@emich.edu> Date: 20 March 2013 9:30:28 AM SAST To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: E-Tax Notification (Urgent) Good Day We have attached to this email your …
 Date: 11/08/2014 Size: 12KB

 

 Examples of latest scams

 
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