Ireland’s Minister for Communications Denis Naughton has warned consumers to be vigilant against fraudulent emails and texts claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioner.
A phishing attack posing as a tax refund is looking to get bank, debit and credit card details from individuals.
This is not the first time that a scam telling people they are eligible for a tax refund has done the rounds in Ireland. This one contains a link to an online claim form embedded in the text and email that asks for personal and financial information.
If you are awaiting a tax refund, then contact your local Revenue Office to check its status. If you have received a suspicious text or email claiming to be from Revenue, they advise forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then deleting it.
If you have provided details in response to a suspicious email or text, contact your financial institution immediately.
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