County councillor warns of scam after receiving call from bogus 'Revenue' officer

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

by Una Sinnott

Cllr Aengus O'Rourke is warning people not to fall for a bogus caller claiming to be a Revenue officer. The Athlone-based councillor received a call asking for his credit card details for a tax refund, and is warning others of the scam after confronting the caller on Monday.

According to Cllr O'Rourke, who contacted the Advertiser this week to warn of the scam after receiving a call from the perpetrators himself, he has heard from a number people who handed over details believing they were receiving a tax refund from Revenue, only to have money stolen from their accounts instead.


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