We are in the very beginning of the income tax return and this is something very sweet for those who want to deceive users by posing as the Tax Agency in the WhatsApp application. This is one of these attacks called phishing or identity theft, where hackers want to get our data from the well-known messaging application. First of all, it must be made clear that we do not have to pay any attention to messages of dubious origin, whether in email, SMS or any other messaging application such as WhatsApp, but Note that the Tax Agency will not ask us for anything from WhatsApp.
Apparently they are using this application to obtain data from some users who may fall into the trap of these hackers. Since Panda Security They warn that this is happening and therefore do not pay attention to this type of messages, making it clear that this body can send us a notification by SMS, but never asking for data or similar, simply displaying information to the user.
In this case we even have a tweet from the National Police account where they also warn us of this type of practice:
- National Police (@policia) March 27 2017
So be careful with this and above all warn all those people who may be more vulnerable to this type of deception. So if you receive a WhatsApp or even a text message in the form of SMS in which they ask for information about any personal collection or billing data, He doubts it immediately since this organization has the data of all the taxpayers and they never ask for this type of information. Also, if a message reaches you, the important thing is that you look at the details such as the sender himself, the sender's logo, possible misspellings or even the colors of the Tax Agency logo and compare them.