Saturday, January 28, 2023

Don’t open that SAT email! This could be a cyber scam

Not yet physical person has submitted its annual return (for which you have until April 30), and the hackers (who in past years breached the SAT page and stole taxpayer returns) are already on the move…

Prosecutors warned people of sending deceptive emails, possibly from SAT tax mailboxes, through which they intended to defraud.

Warnings are being circulated that in the early hours of this Tuesday mass email messages were fired with alerts return from 2013 Which is rejected with the attached league.

Experts warn recipients of this message not to open it as it is a virus.


“It has nothing to do with your tax refund, it’s a phishing Used by criminals”, emphasize the warnings.

Other messages also indicate that “Your request for a tax refund for the 2013 tax year was not authorized and to learn the reason you should join a league What he has put appears to be from the SAT”.

Was the set hacked?

specialist in College of Public Accountants of MexicoThe person who requested anonymity noted that a worrying element in these messages is the termination of the email from the tax mailbox @sat.gob.mx if it’s realhe is The message was sent from the SAT page,

“It’s more striking than the fact that he probably hacked at least that part of the SAT because from there they get l RFCBecause none of the dialogues brought up the names of the taxpayers, only the RFC and they brought up a topic from a 2013 exercise which is clearly more than what was already prescribed,” he asserted.


“What is surprising is that most of the apocryphal emails say sat@hotmail.com or sat@gmail.com, but these have the @sat.gob.mx domain. So it is always recommended to look at the domain, which SAT server suggests hacked”, he highlighted.

Another scenario, experts said, is that SAT inspection staff were performing a performance test, but they accidentally sent the message.

How Old Are You to Claim Your SAT Refund?

Adilberto Castro, a tax expert, warned that returns have already been determined by law for the year it is kept (2013), so the hackers are recirculating an old message or they were wrong and They put 2013 instead of 2023.

“Due to the term, this refund is already out of law, since Article 22 of the Federal Tax Code, which states that the obligation to refund taxes is determined in the same terms of the tax credit, within five years“, exact.

The term of the tax credit is defined in Article 146 of the Tax Code, which states that it expires by prescription within a period of 5 years,” he said.

“Then as per the deadline the messages would have already been out, he would have sent them with the intention that whether it is glue and paste, so that people who are not aware of the tax provisions, arouse curiosity and link may enter.” Warned.

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