I-T Dept cautions on sharing PINs

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 05, 2016

The Income-Tax Department today cautioned taxpayers not to share their PIN or password of mails saying it never ask for such details.

In a statement, the department said it is to ensure that taxpayers are aware the department does not seek confidential or financial information of the taxpayer over email.

“The Income Tax Department never asks for your PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts through e-mail,” it said.

“The Income Tax Department appeals to taxpayers not to respond to such emails and NOT to share information relating to their credit card, bank and other financial accounts,” it added.

The Income-Tax Department has been at the forefront of using technology in implementing its e-governance initiatives, it said, adding, most of its routine communication to taxpayers is through email and SMS.

Published on February 05, 2016
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