Fraudsters target taxpayer credit card and bank account details linked to myAccount

Jun 02, 2020

Up to three thousand taxpayers may have given fraudsters access to bank and credit card details linked to their MyAccount records by responding to a fake text message purporting to be from Revenue. 

Revenue confirmed that it has written to approximately 3,000 taxpayers advising them that, as a result of information provided by taxpayers as part of a text scam, personal details held in the user profile of their Revenue myAccount may have been accessed by the fraudsters. 

The letters say that Revenue temporarily deactivated impacted taxpayers’ ‘myAccount’ access. Taxpayers impacted should contact their bank to cancel/change any accounts or credit cards that may have been provided to the fraudsters.  The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection should also be contracted if taxpayers have concerns that their PPSN may be compromised.