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27 March 2021

Tax Refund email sent by LHDN? So good ah?

Based on the information gathered, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) or LHDN would like to alert the public to be more cautious of the modus operandi used by tax scammers, especially during tax filing season.

Don't be a Scam Victim!

What are the tactics being used by scammers?
The most popular one could be that of 'tax refund' email. Why? Simply because the word tax refund means you could be receiving money after following the steps. Wow! Don't be too excited 🤣🤣🤣

The victims receive fake e-mails which instruct them to click on a hoax link and they are required to fill up their banking details in order to get their tax refund.

Source: Public Bank online security

What should we do to safeguard ourselves from being scammed?
  • Never reveal your personal and banking details especially online banking passwords;
  • Do not click on the links received via a suspicious e-mail;
  • Ensure that the tax arrears are only paid to the IRBM;
    • For Income Tax and Real Property Gains Tax, payment is to be made to the Director General of Inland Revenue (DGIR) or Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM).
    • For Stamp Duty, payment is to be made to the Collector of Stamp Duties.
  • Never download any application requested by unknown callers;
  • Do not return the calls of the unknown numbers and visit IRBM's portal for the official numbers;
  • Check out the Tax Collection Framework, Tax Audit Framework and Tax Investigation Framework at IRBM's official portal > Legislation for verifications on tax collection activities, audits and investigations;
  • Ensure that any communication with the IRBM must be through the official domain

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