Fraudulent emails and SMS (text messages)

Revenue have become aware of fraudulent emails (scam emails) and SMS (text messages) claiming to come from Revenue. These seek personal information from taxpayers in connection with:

  • tax refund
  • or
  • seeking credit or debit card details.

These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.

We 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 Revenue Office to check its status.

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

Please see Security for further information.