A message is currently circulating that appears to come from the FPS Finance and is a so-called warning about unpaid taxes.
It is clearly an attempted scam and many people immediately understood that. These scammers are creative: if you pay your taxes in Bitcoins, you get a 30% discount! Until today, it is not possible to pay taxes in Bitcoins and certainly not to get a discount.
The scammers step up the pressure by claiming that the amount must be paid within 2 days, if not, a fine will be added. It is typical with phishing messages to increase the pressure in this way.
Forward such messages to [email protected] and delete them.
Look up information about your taxes yourself through My e-Box.
Don't fall into the trap!
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What should you do?
- Don't click on the link in a suspect message and don't open any attachments.
- You can forward fraudulent e-mails to [email protected].
- You can also send suspicious text messages. To do this, simply take a screenshot and send it to [email protected].
- The content of your report will then be processed automatically.
Have you clicked on a suspicious link?
- If you have, leave the fields blank and cancel all interaction.
- NEVER give out personal codes.
- If you have provided a password that you use elsewhere, change it immediately.
- If you have clicked on a link that opens a website where you have to submit your bank details, first check that it is actually your bank's website. If you have the slightest doubt, do not make the payment.
Have you been scammed?
- If you have lost money or been the victim of extortion, we advise you to report it to the police. You can report it to the local police where you live.
- Contact your bank and/or Card Stop on 078 170 170 if you have passed on banking information, if money disappears from your bank account or if you have transferred money to a fraudster. This way, any fraudulent transactions can be blocked.