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Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam

Some people may have been duped into sharing their credit card details.

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THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS have warned the public about an email scam that doing the rounds.

In a statement released today, the organisation said it has become aware of “fraudulent emails purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details”.

Revenue said it never sends emails asking for personal information via email or pop-up windows.

The statement continues:

Anyone who receives an email 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 should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.”

More information is available on Revenue’s website.

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