16 May 2013
Irish Revenue warns of Increased Phishing Activity
The Revenue Commissioners have today (16/05/2013) become aware of fraudulent emails purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund. These phishing emails are headed ‘Claim your Tax Refund Online’.
These emails did not issue from Revenue.
The Revenue Commissioners never send emails requiring customers to send personal information via email or pop-up windows.
Anyone who receives an email 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 local Revenue Office to check its status.
Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.