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IRAS WARNS OF SCAMMERS IMPERSONATING THEM ISSUING NOTICES FOR OVERDUE PAYMENTS

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), has issued an advisory today (12 Nov) to warn the general public about an email sent to them by scammers impersonating IRAS.

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The public are warned not to open up or reply to the email, as the documents inside the email may contain malicious computer viruses.

The email message will pop up as from the ‘Singapore Government Tax Authority’ with the subject heading as ‘Outstanding tax payments’.

The contents inside the message will say that the individual that received the email has yet to settle certain tax payments and should make a visit to the bank or their tax office to clear the payments as soon as possible, with the tax receipts that have been attached to the email.

Members of the public are advised not to do so and not to share any personal information, make any payment or download the files inside the email.

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IRAS added that they will not send emails to ask for payments and all payment notices by them are in the myTaxportal which taxpayers have to use Singpass to access.

Official messages from IRAS comes from the email addresses ending with @iras.gov.sg.

Anyone affected by the scam are advised to also lodge a police report.

The scam message would appear as being from the “Singapore Government Tax Authority”, with the subject heading “Outstanding tax payments”.

Image source: iras.gov.sg & google maps

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