A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes

Once again ESET Ireland is warning Irish users to avoid falling for the latest Revenue “tax refund” scam. As usual, the scam arrives in the form of a phishing email, pretending to be from Revenue, saying: “Due to a technical issue, we are unable to process your tax refund and the procedure is currently on … More A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes

Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites

Not unlike the Irish Revenue scams, that we’ve covered extensively, UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is “consistently the most abused government brand”, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The United Kingdom’s tax collection authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), initiated the removal of as many as 20,750 websites masquerading as the … More Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites

Another example of the familiar Revenue phishing scam

We’ve written about phishing scams targeting Irish Revenue in great detail before. Here, here and here. And here. And here. You get the picture. But, because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some more pictures of one of the varieties, so you can avoid it, if you encounter it. 1. It starts … More Another example of the familiar Revenue phishing scam

Latest Irish Revenue scam: HTTPS doesn’t always mean you’re safe!

ESET Ireland warns of an Irish Revenue phishing scam, that is using compromised HTTPS secured websites for its dirty work. Internet security experts from ESET Ireland are warning Irish computer users about an online scam, that uses a forged Irish Tax and Customs email, to redirect victims to compromised valid HTTPS secured websites hosting the … More Latest Irish Revenue scam: HTTPS doesn’t always mean you’re safe!

A strong scam assault on Irish emails detected, faking Irish sites

ESET Ireland finds new scams faking Irish Revenue, Irish Water and Irish Motor Tax correspondence, linked to phishing sites registered from China. Cybercriminals know that familiar names of services or institutions can fool people into believing they’re receiving legitimate correspondence and make them click on things they shouldn’t be clicking on. That is why, tailored … More A strong scam assault on Irish emails detected, faking Irish sites

Irish Revenue email and text scams abundant

ESET Ireland warns of increased number of Revenue related scams targeting Irish mailboxes and mobile devices. We’ve been seeing the same pattern for several years now, with the quantity of Irish Tax and Customs related email and text scams intensifying at the end of the year. In the past weeks we’ve seen several varieties appearing … More Irish Revenue email and text scams abundant

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 … More Irish Revenue, Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected