Revenue issues fresh warning of scam impersonation calls

Galway Daily news

Another warning has been issued of reports of phone call scammers impersonating someone from the Revenue to steal personal information.

Callers may ask for personal information or bank details while purporting to be from the Revenue.

Some of the scams can involve telling people that they are due a tax refund, or that a tax bill must be paid immediately in order to avoid a prosecution.

Scammers will also provide a variety of reasons why people need to give them their credit/debit card or bank details, the Revenue said in a statement.

“This person is not calling from Revenue. Revenue never asks customers to provide personal information via telephone calls or text messages.”

“Anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to these types of fraudulent phone calls should contact their bank or credit card company immediately and alert the Gardaí.”

“It is important to point out that these types of scams in no way involve Revenue’s systems or security.”