Revenue Warns of Email scam

Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners warns of an email which claims to be from the Revenue requesting personal information relating to a tax refund.

The scam or “phishing” emails contain either of these subjects ‘Claim Your Tax Refund Online’ or ‘Tax Return For Year 2012’

Revenue advises these are not from them.

Advising that they never send out emails requesting people to forward personal information via email or through Pop-up windows. The Revenue Commissioners reports that anyone who receives one of these fraudulent or scam emails, should delete it directly. Anybody actually waiting to hear about a genuine tax refund should contact their local Revenue office to enquire on it’s situation.

As a matter of urgency anyone who may have mistakenly replied to these emails or pop-up’s are advised to contact their credit card company and/or bank.

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