Irish Revenue, Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

ESET Ireland has detected increased online activity targeting Irish email addresses with phishing scams, using the names of Irish tax and Customs, Bank of Ireland and DHL.

In the recent weeks cybersecurity experts at ESET Ireland have been tracking several persistent phishing scams. The first appears to come from Irish Tax and Customs and claims the receiver is entitled to a €351.23 tax refund. A link is attached that takes the victim to a faked Revenue website, which asks for a credit/debit card details where they are to receive the refund.

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The second claims to come from the Bank of Ireland, inviting victims to take part in an “online survey” and offering a reward of €226, which is to be transferred to their 365 account, once the victim has given the scammers all the details of it.

The last one pretends to be from DHL and claims a package was rejected due to a faulty address and asks the victim to go to a forged DHL website which asks them to “log in” with their email and password, effectively stealing their login credentials and enabling cybercriminals to “hack” their email or DHL account.

dhl

ESET Ireland warns Irish computer users not to click on any links, nor open any attachments in such fraudulent emails to avoid having their money stolen and to refrain from replying to the scammers as that just validates their email addresses to them.

by Urban Schrott, ESET Ireland


2 thoughts on “Irish Revenue, Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

  1. I got an email saying I was owed money back the email is in my junk mail I haven’t clicked on any link what should I do

    1. Sorry for the late reply, your comment was buried under a pile of spam our blog gets.
      Keep the email flagged as spam, don’t open it, don’t click it and tell your friends about it and similar scam emails. The cybercrims are counting on people engaging with the emails they send, as that’s how they get the scams working. DOn’t give them the opportunity.

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