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Irish Taxpayers may become Victims of Tax-Related Scam E-mails, Warns Revenue Commissioners

Ireland's authorized tax-collecting agency Revenue Commissioners is warning citizens about fake e-mails posing as messages from it while presently circulating online that mustn't be answered, published independent.ie dated May 27, 2015.

According to one Spokeswoman, there are web-links inside the fraudulent electronic mails taking onto sites soliciting personal details related to tax re-imbursements, reported independent.ie.

The Spokeswoman said the e-mails hadn't been sent from Revenue and that those didn't in any way associate with the agency's security or systems.

She further said such e-mail attacks, akin to phishing scams, had gotten frequent with banks as well as organizations similar to the taxing agency and getting utilized for duping unwitting people.

According to Revenue, the organization didn't ever dispatch e-mails asking for consumers to provide private data through unsolicited text, pop-up windows or e-mail messages.

Therefore, anybody who got e-mail posing as communication from Revenue while doubted its authenticity or thought it to be a scam must just erase it. However, if anybody was really expecting certain tax refund then he must talk to his area Revenue Office for verification.

Moreover, if anybody gave his private information by way of answering the fake e-mails, he must inform his credit card firm or bank instantly, Revenue stated.

Disturbingly, tax-related scam electronic mails aren't just targeting tax-paying citizens in Ireland but those in other countries as well like Canada where likewise scam e-mails were received in Canada's Saskatoon town of Saskatchewan province that masqueraded as CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) the national regulator of tax.

Consequently, Saskatoon police stated that phone/e-mail tax scams were circulating inside the city.

Also, officials belonging to the finance-related crime division state that such scams are frequent during the present period of the year since scammers try collecting victims' personal data for use later in defrauding them.

Electronic mails presently doing the rounds suggest recipients are getting one re-imbursement from CRA through Interac transfer while requiring them towards following certain web-link for depositing the amount.

According to police, CRA doesn't ever get in touch with taxpayers like this. So they should report such activities by calling 1-888-495-8501 of CAFC (Canadian Anti-Fraud Center).

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