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PRESS RELEASE

(Source : Information Services Department)

Fraudulent email purportedly issued by Inland Revenue Department

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     The Inland Revenue Department today (November 3) alerted members of the public to fraudulent emails purportedly issued by the department from the email account "e_alert@ird.goy.hk" or "e_alert@ird.gov.hk" requesting the recipient to claim a tax refund. The emails provide a hyperlink to an unknown website, which may contain a computer virus. 

     The department has no connection with the fraudulent emails and has reported the case to the Police for further investigation. Members of the public are reminded not to open any suspicious email.

 

Ends/Friday, November 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:46

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