Do not fall for this VAT refund scam

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If you have got a purported email from Mashreq Bank asking you to seek value added tax (VAT) refunds by submitting your bank details, banish the thought. It’s a phishing scam!

Of late, several Mashreq Bank customers have got a dodgy email saying they are eligible to receive over Dh10,000 in VAT refunds based on ‘last audit calculations of their fiscal activity”.

Customers are then instructed to enter their credit card details, compete with CVV numbers and expiry dates in an accompanying form and send it back by email.