The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) warned all the taxpayers from malicious emails perpetrated by deceitful groups called “phishers” or “scammers” designed to look like emails from the BIR.
These malicious emails, specifically email spoofing and phishing, falsify the email address and header tricking the recipient. The recipient may think that it originated from an intended source but it is sent by someone from somewhere. The core email protocols do not have a built-in method to check the authenticity of an email, making it common for spam and phishing emails to use such spoofing to trick the recipient into trusting the origin of the message. These malicious emails also lead to a fraud website that asks for username and password. Some malicious emails have attachments embedded with computer viruses.
We highly advise to be more cautious in opening suspicious emails. When uncertain of the validity of an email, do not click the link and/or attachment, close the message immediately and delete it form your inbox. It is also advisable to never share your private information.
Below is sample of malicious email: