Elaborate email scam as Gaeilge attempts to fool Irish recipients

Internet scammers with an Italian link are trying to convince Irish recipients that they are legitimate senders by sending emails in Irish.

17th September, 2014
Unfortunately no one is getting a €138.50 tax refund from the Government

Internet scammers with an Italian link are trying to convince Irish recipients that they are legitimate officials by sending emails in Irish.

The elaborate scam email claims that the recipient is eligible to receive a “tax refund” of €138.50 and prompts them to fill in a form to receive the refund within two to four weeks.

The link provided in the mail leads to an Italian website, which then redirects to an Australian-hosted...

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