Revenue warns of new email and text scam going around

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The Revenue Commission has issued a warning over a new scam looking for people’s personal details in fraudulent emails and texts.

Scam emails and texts which claim to be from the Revenue have been going around trying trick people into giving over details in connection with a tax refund or asking for credit/debit card details.

“The Revenue Commissioners never send emails or text messages requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows,” a statement from the Revenue Commission said.

“Anyone who receives an email or text message purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it.”

“Anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their Revenue Office to check its status.”

“Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails or text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.”

People seeking more information are being advised to consult the Revenue’s security page on their website.