The Revenue Commissioners warn consumers not to fall for a scam seeking bank card details 5 years ago

The Revenue Commissioners warn consumers not to fall for a scam seeking bank card details

Don’t fall for it.

Consumers have been warned by the Revenue Commissioners to beware of fraudulent emails and text messages seeking personal information and bank card details from taxpayers.

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The Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent text messages and emails purporting to be from them, seeking information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details.

Consumers have been warned to delete any text messages or emails purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners, who never send communications requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows.

A statement released by the Revenue Commissioners on Tuesday read: “This week the Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent emails and SMS (text messages) purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details.

“These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.

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“The Revenue Commissioners 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 local Revenue Office to check its status."

Further information on phishing (email scams) is available on the Revenue website here.