SARS Scam Warning – refunds

Scam Warning

SARS is currently seeing an increase in ‘phishing’ attempts, which claim to be communications from SARS.

Handy Hints:

  • DO NOT answer SMS’s or emails from ‘SARS’ without checking the reply address.
  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! NEVER reply to requests for banking details or passwords via SMS or email – SARS will never ask you for these.
  • Although your banking information may have been submitted to SARS by your employer (via secure EMP501 processes), any changes must first be verified in person with SARS (with a variety of documents to confirm your details/identity) before any refunds can be made.
  • Your SARS e-filing password is between you and the e-filing system/website –> no-one should require or need access to this other than yourself.

To read more, visit www.sars.gov.za and see the scams/phishing section of the website.

If you are unsure about any query, please contact our offices on 021 683 4834 to verify if it is genuine or not.

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