Reminder of fraudulent emails and SMS

Mar 02, 2020

Again, Revenue are warning of scam emails and SMS (text messages) purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit or debit card details. These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.  

Revenue’s consistent message is – “We never send emails or text messages requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows.” 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. 

The advice from Revenue is that “anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails or text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.”