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.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

06 June 2019
FAI Emails Affected In External Hack
The Football Association of Ireland's Abbotstown headquarters were the target of an external hack last weekend, affecting the organisation's email services. Reassurance has been issued to customers that no breach of payment details took place during the hack. This data is instead stored off site.
19 November 2009
Three Hour Flight Delay Could Warrant Compensation
A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today could mean flyers are eligible for compensation if their flight is delayed by over three hours. The Luxembourg-based court found today that it is unfair to treat passengers suffering significant delays differently to those who had their flights cancelled.
07 November 2008
Irish Workers 'Receive 95 Spam Emails A Day'
Irish business email users are sent an average of 95 spam emails every day, a new study has revealed. Clean Communications, an Irish anti spam development company, conducted a study on 1,000 Irish companies' emails during October 2008. The study found that Irish business email users were sent an average of 95 spam emails every day.
17 August 2012
Two Irishmen On UKs Tax Fugitive 'Most Wanted' List
Two Irish men have appeared on a “most wanted’ list of the top 20 UK tax fugitives, accused of fleeing the country after “being charged with a crime or during trial".
10 December 2009
Three Charged Over Card Thefts
Three Romanian nationals have been arrested in an investigation into a series of card thefts. A 45-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman - believed to be husband and wife - were arrested at Dublin airport on Monday as they prepared to board a flight to Amsterdam, while a third man in his late 40s was arrested in Tallaght later.