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Beware of SARS scams

Fraud Alert:

Taxpayers are warned not to fall victim to tax identity fraud. They need to protect their taxpayer information, login name and password at all times.

SARS will never request a taxpayer’s banking details or personal details in any correspondence that they receive via post, email or SMS. SARS will not send them correspondence with hyperlinks to other websites – even those of banks.

Taxpayers who are concerned about emails or SMS messages claiming to be from SARS should:

  • Visit the Scams and Phishing webpage
  • E-mail phishing@sars.gov.za
  • Call the Fraud and Anti-Corruption Hotline on 0800 00 2870
  • Call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277