Federal Board of Revenue alerts taxpayers and general public on bogus emails and discard the same
Islamabad, September 03, 2015 (PPI-OT): It has been brought to the notice of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that some taxpayers have received emails supposedly sent to them by offices of FBR.
The emails are being sent from firstname.lastname@example.org which is not an official email address of FBR. All such emails sent from this account may be discarded and not treated as correspondence from FBR. Taxpayers are also reportedly receiving emails about Active Taxpayers List (ATL) where the email informs the taxpayers to avail last chance to file their returns through a fake link given in the mail.
This is a Phishing mail and can lead to identity theft and misuse of online financial systems to deprive unsuspecting people of their money. All taxpayers and general public are requested not to trust such emails and never disclose their bank account numbers, passwords and other details.
Taxpayers and the general public are also advised to always validate the FBR’s official domain www.fbr.gov.pk in address bar of the browser to avoid phishing attack. The official URL to file Income Tax Return is https://iris.fbr.gov.pk/infosys/workflow/inboxworkflowview.xhtml
For more information, contact:
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Phone: +92 51 921 7267
Fax: +92 51 9208456
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org