There are many people in the world who would steal you blind even if it was your last penny.
Any some of these merciless criminals work for SARS – South African Revenue Service.
They might send you a notification for payment of outstanding tax that you were not expecting. Probably you do not owe this money. Don’t be in too much of a rush to pay it.
First get your tax advisor to verify if in fact it is owed. Chances are it is a scam.
If it is well-and-good tax you overlooked and must pay, fine, pay it, but look out for telltale signs of scaminess, like old unsubstantiated computer-account extracts, and bank account numbers dressed up to look like SARS payment references. All these things look legit to the untrained eye.
Don’t let yourself get scammed out of your hard-earned cash!
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