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FBR issues alert to taxpayers regarding fake, harmful emails

FBR issues alert to taxpayers regarding fake, harmful emails

KARACHI: KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned the taxpayers regarding the fake emails being send to against anomalies in their tax returns.

According to the details, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued an alert to the taxpayers to be aware of fake, harmful emails-cum-notices being sent to them regarding anomalies in their tax returns.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has also denied any association with these emails being sent from a fake email address do-not-reply@fbrgovpk.com which has no connection with the FBR’s email domain.

As per the alert of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the fake emails inform the targeted taxpayers the tax returns filed by them do not match their sources of income and further advise them to contact the Commissioner Inland Revenue at the earliest. These emails also reportedly carry attachments infected by harmful viruses and malware.

This nefarious activity apparently by some hackers is a type of spamming used to send viruses and malware to the general public and taxpayers. The taxpayers and the general public are advised to ignore such fake emails and refrain from clicking any link provided in them.

The receipt of such fake emails should be immediately reported to the authorities concerned, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) suggested the tax payers