2,000 taxpayer accounts were hacked at the end of June. Despite checks by Bercy, other scams are still practiced.
An email from the Ministry of Finance with an official letterhead, all the more reassuring; you are informed that a refund of € 800 for overpayment will be made to your account. In order to pay you the amount, you are asked for your bank details, except that this is a scam carried out by hackers. Public interfaces are increasingly imitated and enticing proposals are having an effect on taxpayers. With each scam, hundreds or even thousands of euros extorted.
40,000 French people scammed
Since October 2017, 40,000 French people have been trapped. France 3 took the test in the street. While some spot the deception quickly, others admit to being duped. Despite some awareness and a call for caution from public authorities, email scams are on the rise today.