The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned taxpayers in Pakistan that fake emails are being sent to them under the banner of revenue authority, which contains harmful malware and viruses.

The warning was issued by the authority after it received complaints from taxpayers and other users that emails are being sent to them regarding income tax defaulters list.

The FBR said in a statement denied any connection with these emails which are being sent from a fake email address, alert@fbr.news.

The body said that these fake emails instruct the targeted taxpayers to check the attached Income Tax Defaulters List for their details. Similarly, a few emails pretending to contain the password for the attached defaulter list are also being sent to the taxpayers.

The watchdog has warned that the attachments with such fake emails are infected by harmful viruses and malware.

The illegal move by the unknown hackers is a type of spamming used to send viruses and malwares to the taxpayers and other users. FBR has advised that such fake emails may be ignored and immediately be reported to the authorities concerned.

To further assist taxpayers about how to tackle such fake emails, the body has also provided guidance to the taxpayers which can be seen on the official website of FBR.


From : pk.mashable.com

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