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Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

FRAUDULENT EMAILS ARE being sent to taxpayers in an attempt to get personal information according to the Revenue Commissioners.

The emails are pretending to be in connection with a tax refund and are headed, “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.”

Taxpayers are being advised that these emails are not from revenue and are an example of a phishing scam.

Phishing scams involve a bogus emails being sent to people in order to trick them into revealing personal or financial information.

The Revenue Commissioners say that they never send emails requesting personal information from customers and anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their local Revenue Office to check its status.

Anyone who has received an email purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it they say.

If a person has already responded to the fraudulent emails and provided personal information they are being advised to contact their bank or credit card company immediately.

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