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Beware of Phishing Email Purportedly from Inland Revenue Department

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, it has come to the Police’s attention that scammers, impersonating staff from the Inland Revenue Department, sent fraudulent emails titled “Your Annual Tax Refund Is Ready” to the public. The emails provide a hyperlink to another website which may seek to obtain the recipients’ personal particulars and credit card information.

Our Advice

  • Do not connect to any suspicious websites via hyperlinks embedded in emails;

  • Do not click on any links or open any attachments embedded in suspicious emails;

  • Pay attention to the spelling of the hyperlink. Check carefully if the link is identical with the website of relevant organisations in order to distinguish the authenticity of the link;

  • Do not input credit card details or security codes to unknown applications or websites;

  • Check out the notice issued by the Inland Revenue Department;

  • If in doubt, please call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for enquiries.