Irish Revenue have warned the public about the latest bogus call scam targetting the vulnerable by purporting to be calling from their office.
The person is allegedly advising that a tax refund is due, demanding the immediate payment of a tax bill or stating that a criminal case is being taken against the individual.
Revenue issued a warning saying that this person is not from Revenue and if that you have been targeted you should report the incident immediately.
“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),” Revenue said in a statement.
“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 is important to point out that these types of scams in no way involve Revenue’s systems or security.”Tags: