A number of people across Donegal have been duped into giving their personal bank details in an elaborate text scam.
Hundreds of people received text messages claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioners office.
The text displays a link to a fake website claiming to be from Revenue.
The text claims the person is entitled to a refund for their end of year tax returns and are encouraged to fill in a bogus form.
A number of people are believed to have filled in the form and given access to their personal bank details.
A Revenue source told Donegal Daily they are looking into the scam.
They stressed that the Revenue would never contact people by text message.
“We believe a number of people have been affected but we don’t know the extent at this stage.
“We don’t know if people have lost money but we would never contact anyone by text.
“People should never give out their personal bank details,” he said.