New Revenue Scam Email

June 10, 2016 In Scams & Spam Fixes

Don’t Click the link – Delete Straight away. Revenue do not send out these types of emails. If you are due a refund you will receive a letter in the post.

How do I know for sure ?

  1. The email address : Although it might say “Irish Tax & Customs” the actual address is odd looking (no-reply@hiropro.co.jp)
  2. Revenue Don’t Email Tax Refunds (sorry to repeat myself)
  3. Badly written Email: There is a Spelling mistake in the Email (aligible) and the email is written like a non native speaker. Even the placement of the € symbol appears after the quantity – which is typical for Mainland Europe but not Ireland.
  4. When you click on the link it leads to a form where you enter very sensitive financial information. And thats what the scam is all about.
  5. Revenue has posted a warning about the Email on their site : http://www.revenue.ie/en/spotlights/email-scam.html

If you’re reading this you’re probably suspect something and just double checking, which is why I wrote this post – Now you can feel free to Delete the email and move on with your day :).

Yours Sincerely,

David Hayden

Scam Email Text below:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity, we determined that you are aligible to receive a tax refund of 469.00 €

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 10-14 days in order to process it.

To access your tax refund, visit this link and follow the steps required.

Revenue Commissioners
Communications Branch
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
Contact: Catherine Kelly

 

Screen shot of Email

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Screen Shot of Form the email links to Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 11.25.03