Federal Investigation Agency is asked by FBR to inspect the fake emails intended to trick the taxpayers and to expose the offenders behind this wicked activity.
Till the emails are investigated people are told to remain cautious of the emails that are deceptive and avoid sharing personal and professional information through the links given in these emails. FBR reported that some hackers have made a fake FBR page and are using it for immoral activities.
This is what can happen to you so read carefully
Taxpayers are receiving an email asking them about their tax refund. The email address is anonymous like [email protected]. It appears that the email address is from FBR but in reality, it is not.
The email then tells taxpayer to click on the link given and collect their tax refund. The actual website of FBR is http://www.fbr.gov.pk but the link would lead users to this link http://www.thefordbarn.com/media/FBR/refundportal.htm.
Then the password and bank account number would be asked. If users give this personal information their bank account and identity is compromised by the hackers.
FBR has denied any relation with these emails and continually cautioned taxpayers not to open the links and become a victim of the hackers. Also, don’t give up your personal info or else you will lose it.
Now investigation has started but in a previous article, we told our readers how FBR has issued a notice to the taxpayers to remain cautious and report to the authorities if such an incident happens to them.
Read more: FBR warns people about fake FBR emails
Cyber-attacks, hacking, viruses, and virtual control of your system have increased in the past couple of years. All we can do in these difficult times is to remain careful. Our identity is the only thing we own, so don’t let a hacker take it away from you.
Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested technology business, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.