Tax commissioners issues warning over text and email scam

Revenue urges people to take note and be aware

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Revenue issues warning over text and email scam

Revenue issues warning over text and email scam

Offaly people and those around the country are being warned after Revenue uncover latest phone and email scam.

This week the Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent emails and 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 are not being issued by Revenue, a warning says.

"The Revenue Commissioners never send emails or text messages requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows," a statement read.

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.

Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails or text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.