The Income Tax Department has warned that any mails requesting credit card details are fraudulent.
Information has been received from several quarters that people are receiving electronic mails informing them of their income-tax refunds and seeking their credit card details. The email is sent from the following or similar mailing addresses –
<firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>
It is clarified that the Income Tax Department does not send e-mails regarding refunds and does not seek any information regarding credit cards of taxpayers.
Taxpayers are, therefore, cautioned that they should not respond to such mails and if they do so it would be at their risk and responsibility.
[I’m passing the word on]
And if the Income Tax Department wants your credit card details, you can be dead sure they don’t need to ask you.