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Beware of IT refund SMS

I T refund is the latest way of cheating people 

Fraudsters are finding innovative ways  and methods to cheat the gullible people and make easy money.  Despite  the fact that  many types of cheating cases are being reported in the media almost on daily basis, even educated people are falling a prey to the game plans of the unscrupulous elements and losing their hard earned money, one way or the other.

Cheating in the name of providing  jobs is one of the most reported  cases, and this is going on unabated since a long time;  even as warnings are  being given by several recruiting organizations, the police authorities.   Cheating people in the name of Huge Lottery money, marriage alliance are  also the methods being adopted by the fraudsters. Now, another type of duping  the people is reportedly taking place.  This is in the name of Income Tax Refund Approvals.       

People should be aware pf SMS stating that Your Income Tax Refund has been Approved.   As a practice, the I T authorities usually sends an SMS saying that your I T Refund has been approved.  Taking this as an advantage, some unscrupulous elements have evolved a novel plan to deprive the I T payers of their money  deposited in the Bank.  The  cheats are sending  the SMS stating that your I T Refund has been Approved.  They then say that the Refund Amount would be  deposited in Your Bank Account.  Intentionally, they mention some wrong Account Number and then ask you to verify the Account Number and in case it is not correct, then provide details of your Correct  Bank Account Number and related details on the website  they provide.  Once you  respond to the SMS and give your Bank Account Details on the website  mentioned by them, your Money in the Bank Account would be siphoned-off.

While the correct (official) website of the I T Department is; the bogus website being  mentioned  is  http// st/500599524/hqu? Refund Status = Approved&id=YWJ/QDEyMy5 jb20%3D.  I T payer are therefore warned about fake SMS and providing your Bank Account details.

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