Gareth Lennox


I’ve just noticed a new SARS (South African Revenue Services if you’re not South African!) related scam. The e-mail you receive is worded as follows:

Tax Notification

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of ZAR xxxx.xx.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 48 hours in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
To access the form for your tax refund, click here

South African Revenue Service (SARS)

Document Reference: (92054568).

The click here link (which I’ve removed) takes you to a very legit looking SARS site, but, its not hosted on any SARS domain, and is not SSL encrypted. The site asks you for your full name, your credit card details (including the PIN number).

I’m pretty sure SARS doesn’t need your credit card details to refund you!

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