Gardai and the Revenue Commissioners have issued a warning having been alerted to a phone scam
GARDAI have issued a warning having been alerted to telephone scam in which people are being asked to supply PPSN and credit details.
Those targeted are informed by the caller that they are from Revenue before seeking the immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone.
Gardai say the the culprits may also give unsuspecting members of the public a telephone number to call back to give their credit card details.
It is understood a small number of people in Limerick have received calls in recent days.
“This caller is not calling from Revenue. This is a scam and An Garda Síochána would like to remind the public to be wary of any contact from an unsolicited source, whether it is by telephone or email,” said a spokesperson for the Garda Press Office.
A Revenue spokesperson says it will never ask for personal details from customers over-the-phone of by email.
“Although we have not received reports of anyone being taken-in by this scam, 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 gardai,” said the spokesperson.