Don't get fooled by these fake emails and texts offering tax refunds 2 years ago

Don't get fooled by these fake emails and texts offering tax refunds

If you fall for this, you could lose a lot of money.

The Revenue Commissioner have warned Irish consumers to be aware of a series of fake email and text messages, which are requesting the personal information of Irish taxpayers in connection with a tax refund.

Purported to come from Revenue, the messages may be seeking consumers' credit or debit card details.

Revenue has emphasised that they do not send emails or texts requesting 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," they said in a statement.

"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 or text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately."