The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has warned people that there are fake text messages about Covid-19 payments being sent to mobile phones.
The texts are sent from an unknown number and they tell people that they are entitled to a Covid-19 payment.
There is a link to click which is labelled ” socialwelfareireland“.
When the person clicks on the link, they are then asked to provide their Bank Account details.
The Department has confirmed that this text message is a scam and the link has nothing to do with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Please do not click on the link or reply to the text.
Anyone who thinks they provided personal information in response to these fraudulent text messages should contact their bank immediately.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will NEVER request Bank account or other Financial institution account details from customers by phone or on social media. Neither do they clarify or check this information over the phone.
More information about Covid Unemployment Payments Here