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    Tax refund scam

    Fortunately I don't bank with ABSA, making this dead easy to spot as a scam email. However, if you do bank with ABSA, the only immediate clue without digging a bit deeper is - why is ABSA contacting me about a tax refund from SARS?

    Tax Refund Notification

    After the calculations of your fiscal activity for last year, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of R 13,182.52 ZAR. Please download and submit the tax refund request and allow 2-3 days in order to process it.

    DOWNLOAD <*shortened URL provided in scam mail removed*> to submit your tax refund request

    Note : A refund can be delayed a variety of reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.

    Yours Sincerely

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    I recieved a UN irrevocable payment the other day all I had to do was send my bank details to recieve the payment

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    The scary part is that people still fall it! Or assume so, because otherwise these guys will not continue doing it.

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    It is scary how many of these are out there !!!

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