Monday, October 19, 2009

Expecting IT refund? Beware of hoax mails!

If you were one among those 'trusted' friends, who online hackers send mails from your friends' email ids when they are 'in distress', you could expect one more mail. This time from the Income Tax Department.

This hoax mail appears as though it is from a genuine website requesting you to give your Bank account number for crediting the Income tax refund. But what the new 'online Bank customers' do not know is that their password is not required to credit or deposit any money to their Bank account. So fall prey to such mails.

Today's Deccan Chronicle (Chennai edition) carries a big advertisement issued by the Income Tax department.

Strangely, I did not find any advert or alert in any of the other papers.
Here is a link to The Independent Media Centre's article on this issue.

Alert your friends too.

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