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Irish motorists warned about tax scam

Irish motorists have been urged to be on their guard amid a fraudulent motor tax scam.

People paying motor tax online have been warned against sharing their details via email.

According to the Irish Independent, some of those who had renewed their motor tax online, received emails afterwards claiming there was a problem.

The publication reports that they are then asked to confirm the details about their car and provide their billing details.

The email claims the payment for motor tax did not go through. The recipient is asked to confirm the vehicle registration number and owner information.

The Motor Tax website urged customers to be aware of the scam, stating on their website:

 “This Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have become aware of fraudulent emails purporting to come from the department seeking vehicle details and billing information from vehicle owners in connection with their last motor tax transaction.”

“Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.”

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