Norway’s Tax Authority warns against email fraud: “Scammers are pretending to be us”

Skatteetaten - Tax AuthorityPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

Scammers are once again trying to deceive Norwegians by pretending to be the Tax Administration. This year, they are contacting people with claims of unpaid property tax. 

“We experience every year taxpayers are exposed to many large phishing waves on important tax dates, most often through emails that aim to trick recipients into clicking on links and giving away sensitive information that can later be used for fraud or ID theft,” Ragna Fossen at the Tax Administration said.

Every year around the time when the tax return is to be submitted, Norwegians are sent new variants of fraud attempts via email. 

These attempts are reported, but the Tax Administration asks recipients to be careful and vigilant. 

This year, many people have been sent false claims for unpaid property taxes.

“We no longer send by emails or text messages, and we do not request bank or credit card information via these channels. You will receive an email from the Tax Administration when the tax return is ready, and property tax is administered by the municipalities,” Fossen noted.

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