Recently there was a scam via SMS or email going around telling people that they are entitled to some kind of tax rebate, this though was not true and Revenue have also been proactive about the matter unlike others when these scams come to light..
Revenue have commented about this on their site saying……
This week the Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent emails and SMS (text messages) purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details.
These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.
Recently I spoke to Joe Duffy on #liveline about the latest scam about Super Valu and its vital that people read up and become a bit more savvy about these because there is vulnerable people out there still…
Source – Via Twitter..
From: Irish Tax&Customs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [News] We may need some information in order to process your claim.
We have successfully recalculate your fiscal activity
Our team will be reviewing your application after your sign-up.
Please be advised the evaluation process may take some time.
We have sent you a document , please read and fallow the steps.
Irish Customs % Tax Team
A second example of this email is as follows below..However the image attached in this mail is identical as seen before.
From: Irish Tax-Customs <email@example.com>
Date: 28 January 2017 at 23:10:00 GMT
Subject: Refund on pending , account sign-up process needed.
Your temporary sign-up link is in your notification.
It will remain valid for 1 week.
To use and benefit just open your pdf notification
and navigate to the page on the Revenue website.
Enter and confirm your details.
You will then be asked to set a new password.
You are now signed in and ready to use and recive your pending claim.
Your password allows access to your records, so be very careful with it.
The Revenue & Tax-Customs