I-T department does not warn taxpayers to fall prey to fake emails, text messages

CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department Has Warned Taxpayers Not Falling In Emails And Texting Asking Them To File A Refund Tax Request By Clicking On A Link That Will Ask Them To Key In ATM PIN, OTP, Password And Other Info.

In A Declaration On Wednesday, The IT Department said such emails and Texting are fake.

“The Income Tax department never asks for PIN, OTP, password and similar access information on credit or debit cards, banks and other financial accounts," said the statement.

It Said Department Doesn't Seek Personal Details, Aadhaar Number, Bank Customer ID, ATM PIN By Way Or Email, SMS And Phone.

“The Updating Of Personal Details Like Address, Bank Account Number And Other Details Have Been Done Only By The Taxpayer By Logging On To His/her Own E-filing Account Through The Official Website Or Department - Https://www. Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in," It Said.

A list of official email and SMS campaigns sent by the e-filing unit of the Income Tax department is available in the department’s official website (mentioned above), it added.