In a world where technology is all around us, it’s important to know what’s real and what’s not. The Income Tax Department is here to help you stay safe. They’ve noticed some tricky messages going around, pretending to be from them. But guess what? They’re not real! The tax department wants you to know the truth and keep your information safe.
Picture this: You get a message saying you’re getting money back from your taxes. Sounds awesome, right? But here’s the catch – they want you to click a link to get your money. There’s another sneaky message saying your money is ready, and they want you to click to check your bank details.
But wait – the Income Tax Department is saying, “Hold on! Don’t fall for these tricks.” Bad people are trying to get your personal and money info. If you’re not careful, you could lose your hard-earned money or even have your identity stolen! That’s a big deal.
The Income Tax Department tweeted, “Scammers are tricking taxpayers into updating their bank account information through fraudulent links. Be cautious and verify the authenticity of messages“
The tax folks want you to be smart. They’re showing examples of these tricky messages to help you spot them. One says, “Dear Income Tax Payer your income tax of refund 35,425 IN is processed and ready for disbursement. Kindly click http://188.8.131.52/ITR to submit a return application to enable us make your payment at the earliest.
Regards, Refunds Dept.“
Another message read” Dear Tax Payer, your income tax refund of Rs. 15,480 has been approved and your bank a/c will be credit shortly. Do kindly verify your a/c no 5XXXXX6755. If the same is incorrect, quickly follow the link below to update your bank record on file https://bit.ly/20wpYK6“
So, what’s the bottom line? The tax department is giving you some advice: Be cautious. Don’t trust any message that comes your way. Make sure it’s really from the tax department before you do anything. They say, “Only believe messages from us that come the right way.”
Now, in this world where there are computers and bad guys, you need to be super careful. Here’s what you need to do: First, make sure a message is real before you do anything. Second, if a link looks strange, don’t click on it. And third, never share your important info with someone who’s not safe.
The tax department wants to keep you safe. They’re here to help you out. So, remember, keep your eyes open and be a smart taxpayer! Stay safe out there!