If you get a text or email offering you a chance to “Claim your Tax Refund Online”, then DON’T follow it up. The Revenue Commissioners have issued warnings about fraudulent email and text messages purporting to come from them. The fraudulent emails and texts contain a link which asks for personal information in connection with a tax refund.
The Revenue Commissioners say they never send unsolicited text messages and that they never send emails requiring customers to send personal information via email or pop-up windows.
Anyone who receives an email or text purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it, they advise. “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,” says the Revenue Commissioners statement on the issue.
For further advice go to their Security page for more information.