Dept Of Transport Warns About Fraudulent 'Phishing' Emails

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued a warning about fraudulent 'phishing' emails.

It is understood the emails, purportedly sent by the department, ask people to submit billing information and vehicle details.

The department confirmed that the emails are a hoax, and they would not send emails requiring customers to send this type of personal information via email or pop-up windows.

Any motor tax notifications will come from the email address of info@motortax.ie and anyone who receives an email from any other email address purporting to be from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam, should simply delete it.

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

The Department has contacted all the relevant authorities and local motor tax offices in relation to this issue.


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