Filing your tax returns to save your hard-earned money must be one of your priorities this month. However, there is another thing that needs your prompt attention. It is safeguarding yourself from tax-related phishing and e-mail scams.
This is a vulnerable situation as you will end-up sending all the essential and required details of your account via Internet or e-mails to scammers and hackers lurking at your PC. There are also chances that they can steal your refunds and returns sent from the tax and revenue departments. They may use the weapon to lure or panic you. Like you may receive an e-mail stating that you are eligible for more tax returns than already quoted on your paper. In such a situation, you may unknowingly provide all your account information with the passwords in wrong hands.
To avoid any such instances. you should keep in mind that the Revenue Department will only communicate through postal mail; and they never request you for your password or other crucial information. Neither do they send any attachment from unsolicited IDs to your mail account. Also, avoid opening any attachments from unknown persons as they may infect or hack your PC. To know more about the guidelines to avoid e-mail tax scams, click here.