SARS eFiling Identity Theft


It has been communicated to us over the last few weeks that there appears to be an increasing incidence of cases where certain individuals are defrauding the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

The fraud involves using taxpayer eFiling profiles to create fictitious refunds or divert actual refunds.

Business owners beware. Scam artists now posing as SARS officials.

We’ve all seen those e-mails. A long lost relative living in an obscure town in the middle of nowhere has passed away and bequeathed you millions.  Or those SMS’s claiming you’ve won R750 000 and all you need to do is to call Mr Ben.  Some scams are easy to spot. The latest South African Revenue Service (SARS) scam might not be.