New text scam in Ireland; SMS asking personal details claims to be from Revenue

The Revenue Commissioners have issued a warning to the public following an 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 text messages did not issue from Revenue, the department said in a statement.

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.

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

If you become victim of the fraud, contact gardai without hesitation.

%d bloggers like this: