Withholding at the source : beware of scams by e-mail

The cyber-crooks are back. While the first payroll taking into account the tax at source to arrive, several employees have received e-mails pretending to come f

Withholding at the source : beware of scams by e-mail

The cyber-crooks are back. While the first payroll taking into account the tax at source to arrive, several employees have received e-mails pretending to come from the tax administration and its agents and promising them repayment of an overpayment by the tax authorities.

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In order to collect their private data, the text contains a link that allows the recipient of the e-mail information including his bank details, all accompanied by the logo of the ministry of the Economy, or the Management of public Finances (DGFIP).

However, this technique of scam to harvest your personal data, called "phishing" is not a new phenomenon, since the scammers operate periodically, in each payment has become due tax classic, such as for the payment of the land tax.

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To clear up any confusion, the general Directorate of public Finances has clearly stated in a tweet, on the 11th of January last, that it "does not refund by email, or request personal information by phone". While reminding the taxpayers that it was not necessary in any case, provide the codes to his bank card in exchange for a purported return of tax. In reality, it seems unlikely that the tax administration is announcing right now as a refund in your favor, since the reform of the tax at source has just come into force.

In fact, in order to check if a levy on your bank account belongs to the tax man, the French are being asked to log in to their personal space "impots.gouv.fr", and click on the "manage my collection at the source", and then "manage your account". For the citizens who responded to this mail, it would be better to report it on the site internet-signalement.gouv.fr, or contact the administration to the special issue: 0.809.401.401.

Updated Date: 27 January 2019, 00:00

Kathleen Lees

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