“Thinking about the Income statement already? Scammers too”. This is how it alerts the National Police, before the start of the Tax Agency campaign this Tuesday, about a massive fraud attempt that has reached the mobile phones of thousands of Spaniards via SMS. €244.79.
“I qualify you for a tax refund. Find your form on the following website,” the message reads. However, it is an attempted fraud using the “smishing” method, which consists of impersonating public institutions, banks and other organizations in search of the citizen’s personal or banking data.
Cybercriminals adapt, according to police sources, to the different dates or campaigns in which citizens participate, such as Black Friday, Christmas purchases or the Income Statement itself. They send SMS messages in bulk with the aim of deceiving as many people as possible. In the event of receiving this type of communication or of being a victim of these scams, the National Police recommends reporting the facts, either at a police station or by telephone or Internet.