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Beware of Fraudulent SMS


  • Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) does not send SMS to the Taxpayers requesting for calling on specific number and ask for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.


There are numerous attempts by individuals & groups to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. Various SMS are crafted to appear as if they have been sent from a legitimate organization or known individual. These SMS often attempt to entice users to call at specific mobile number and seek personal information, such as account usernames and passwords, which can further expose them to future compromises. FBR never sends SMS on the taxpayer mobile numbers to obtain taxpayer’s banking information in lieu of facilitating a refund to the taxpayer or any other activity associated with an individual’s bank account are extremely dangerous with an intent to defraud the individual. FBR strictly advises the taxpayer from calling on the mobile number specifed in the SMS and disclosing any information especially related to your bank accounts.



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