SARS warns about email scams

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) warns that its brand is increasingly being abused in a number of email scams and phishing attacks.

SARS says members of the public are being sent “spoofed” emails that are made to look as if they came from SARS. These fraudulent emails are aimed at persuading you to divulge personal information, such as your bank account details.

SARS says it will never ask you in an email for your personal, tax, banking or eFiling details, and you should be wary of any emails that ask you for this information.

Do not divulge your banking details over the telephone or via a website to anyone who claims to be from SARS, it says.

SARS says the phishing emails you should watch out for include: