Tax Refund? – if it sounds too good to be true…

It seems that an email is doing the rounds, claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioners, and promising that “you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 734.21 euro”.

If you receive this news, don’t spend your refund in a hurry, as it is a hoax. It’s merely the latest of an endless series of phishing emails designed by fraudsters to dupe taxpayers to disclose their personal information to them.

The email asks recipients to submit personal details including date of birth and debit/credit card details, using what Revenue describe as “a convincing reproduction of the http://www.revenue.ie website”.

A Revenue statement stresses that they  never send emails which require customers to send personal information via email or pop-up windows.