A warning has been issued today over an email scam which targets people for their Covid-19 unemployment payments.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection said it has become aware that an email is in circulation asking people for refunds of their government payments.
The emails, generally issued from a Gmail or Hotmail email address, direct people to pay the money into a nominated bank account.
The department has said categorically that it does not use Gmail or Hotmail addresses when issuing notifications to customers.
“These incidents are treated with the utmost seriousness and the Gardaí have been notified,” a statement said.
“Should any person receive such an email and be in doubt as to its authenticity, please contact the department at 01 704 3082.”