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Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund

The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS are warning people about fraudulent emails and text messages claiming that people are due a tax refund and asking for bank details.

The message is purporting to come from Revenue seeks personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund including bank card details.

In a statement, Revenue said, “These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.

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.”

The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.

It may also detail an amount of cash that it claims is due to be refunded.

REVENUE SCAM

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

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