[SingCERT] Tax Filing Scams

Published on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:34

[ Background ]

Many scams take place daily and more so during certain periods such as tax filing or festive occasions. This is done by sending an email that claims your tax filing is incomplete and requesting for a Word document to be filled up to provide the missing information. These documents usually contain malware that can download malicious files (e.g. backdoor) remotely into your computer.

[ Recommendations ]

  • If you receive such an email, verify with the relevant authority, i.e: a tax officer, that the email is valid.
  • Never open suspicious attachments or click on suspicious links.
  • Never provide your personal details via email.
  • Install an antivirus or anti-malware solution to protect your computer from cyber threats.