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 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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Short URL to this article:

All material subject to our Legal Disclaimers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.