IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email from Irish Tax and Customs Support, July 16th, July 26th, 8am-10am

First Posted: Tuesday, 17th July 2012, 9.50am

Several users have reported receiving the email outlined below. Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt. The email should be deleted. If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.

IS Services


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From: Irish Tax and Customs Support []
Sent: 16 July 2012 17:06
Subject: Online Alert

Irish Tax and Customs Update

This e-mail has been sent to you by Irish Tax and Customs to inform you that we must pay you back 278 EUR.
Please complete all the information to process your refund

Please allow 2 weeks for you money to be availabe in your account. (eg: address, phone)
Total refund amount: 278 EUR

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below:

Irish Tax and Customs Update

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Do not reply to this e-mail.

Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

Member 141197

© Irish Tax and Customs 2012

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