Today I received an unusual email which was supposedly sent by “Indian Income Tax Department” indicating that I am eligible to receive a tax refund of Rs. 820.50. Below is the image giving idea about how the email looked like.
This reminded me of fake Income Tax Refund website that had made the rounds in October 2009. After properly examining the contents and the link of the website it was clear that its a phishing attempt. The link is in the email is pointing to the website that is hosted on some US sever. The website has similar look and feel of that of Indian Income Tax Department website. Here is the screenshot that gives idea about how the phishing website is looking.
The fake website has most of the other links to original Indian government website. Only the link of ‘Tax Refund Online Form’ is pointing to the fake phishing web page that has URL https://yoymrete .com/ iti/profile.php
On this page the attacker is asking for users personal details along with the credit card details and bank details including ATM pin and CVV no. Here is the screenshot of the page that asks for bank and credit card details.
We recommend all readers to be careful and do not visit this fraudulent Income Tax Department website. To check for income tax refunds if any or any thing related to income tax please visit the Indian government website using the below link.
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