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Warning: Bogus phone calls

Revenue has become aware of a small number of individuals who received phone calls from a man or woman purporting to work in Revenue, demanding the immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone.

This individual is not calling from Revenue.

If you receive a telephone call purporting to be from Revenue about which you have any doubts, particularly if the call is out of the blue, you should contact your local Revenue Office. If you receive contact demanding payment of tax about which you have any doubt, you should contact our Collector General's Division (1890 20 30 70).

Although we have not received reports of anyone being taken-in by this scam, anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to these types of fraudulent phone calls should contact their bank or credit card company immediately and alert the Gardaí.

It’s important to point out that these types of scams in no way involve Revenue’s systems or security.

22nd December 2016


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