The Norwegian Tax Administration will never ask for your credit card information, security codes, invoices, a copy of your passport or driver's license or account number via text message or e-mail. To be safe, always log in via skatteetaten.no or altinn.no.
Unfortunately, on a regular basis text messages or e-mails are sent out by persons claiming to be from the Norwegian Tax Administration, but which are attempts of fraud. The purpose of the fraudulent e-mails is to gather sensitive personal information and your bank details.
The Norwegian Tax Administration has been notified that a so-called "tax inspector" has been sending out fraudulent e-mails asking about your “tax declaration”. This is an attempt of fraud and identity theft. The attachment in the phishing e-mail may contain a malicious code. Do not open the attachment. Delete the e-mail.
Always log in via skatteetaten.no or altinn.no.
The best protection against fraud is never to give away any kind of information without being logged inn with MinID, BankID or another safe login method.
When we communicate electronically with taxpayers on matters that include sensitive personal information we only do so while logged in to skatteetaten.no or altinn.no.
What to do if you`re the target of fraud attempts
- Never disclose any of the information that is requested or reply to text messages or e-mails that you`re doubtful about. Do not click on any links or attachments, just delete the e-mail.
- If you`ve disclosed any sensitive information that was requested in a fraudulent e-mail, such as card and code information, you should cancel your card and account as soon as possible.
- Please forward any suspicious text messages or e-mails to [email protected]. That helps us to discover new variants of fraud more quickly.
The Norwegian Tax Administration looks seriously upon these kinds of fraud attempts, and has on several occasions filed police reports.
Tips for what you can do to prevent fraud:
- Look closely at text messages and e-mails that you receive. Do a critical assessment of the e-mail and the sender, and consider if this could be legitimate. Healthy scepticism is never wrong.
- Compare the e-mail address to earlier received legitimate e-mails. Look specifically for fake sender addresses, bad grammar and spelling errors. Criminals are getting better at producing fake e-mails and text messages.
- Be extra aware if you're asked to provide sensitive information such as account numbers and security codes in a text message or e-mail..
- Do not open attachments from unknown senders, do not click uncritically on links, and enter internet addresses yourself in the internet browser.
- It could be especially tempting to click on a link on your mobile device, do not do this.
- When in doubt, double check with the correct sender at for example skatteetaten.no, or call us at 800 80 000.
Examples of fraud attempts:
You will find information about known fraud attempts here. Please note that there may be several variants circulating.
Examples of such e-mails: