Irish consumers warned about another Revenue phishing scam

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 webmaster@revenue.ie 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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