Gardaí warn about 'scam calls' claiming to be from Revenue
The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau would like to advise members of the public and businesses to be mindful of a new start up of Revenue Scam calls, which have occurred regularly in the past.
The potential victim receives a phone call from a what appears to be an ‘051’ number, similar to a Waterford landline number.
These are what are known as "Voip" numbers – computer generated numbers.
The caller will try to acquire the personal information/data or bank details of the potential victim. This attempt can vary but it is usually the following examples;
A Tax refund is Due or Immediate payment for a tax bill is required, sometimes to avoid a criminal prosecution.
The caller will then ask for the potential victim's credit/debit card or bank account details.
The Revenue scam in the past has also used both Email and text message as a way of contacting potential victims, this will undoubtedly occur again this time.
The following advice is given to the public:
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