Gardaí have renewed a warning to the public over scam callers claiming to be from Revenue.
The bogus calls come from a Dublin landline number and have been targetting people in Donegal in recent months.
If answered, the call contains an automated message purporting to be from Irish Revenue, asking the phone owner to call them back claiming a criminal case is being taken against the individual.
When the call recipient returns the call, they are ordered to immediately pay a bill.
Gardaí in Donegal published two known scam call numbers – 01-4429818 and 01-2549791.
The Revenue office is warning people to be on alert for such unsolicited calls.
A statement said: “If you receive a telephone call purporting to be from Revenue about which you have any doubts, particularly if the call is unexpected, you should contact your 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 or 01 738 36 63).
“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.”
These types of scams in no way involve Revenue’s systems or security, according to the office.Tags: