An Post customers have been warned to watch out for a fake email scam regarding their TV licence.
The bogus message has a link to a phishing website that steals the bank account holder’s payment card details.
A number of people have reported finding the messages which claim to be from An Post in their email inbox.
The email’s subject line reads: “Your TV Licence is about to expire.”
A link is contained in the body of the email which redirects to a US -based phishing website which asks customers to fill in their card details and allows criminals to steal them.
Computer security experts ESET Ireland are urging people to ignore the email and mark it as spam, and make sure not to click on any links within in it.
The full text of the scam email reads: “Dear customer;
“We hope you enjoy your TV Licence. We would like to inform you that your annual subscription expires in 6 days.
“We’d love to keep you as a customer, and there is still time to complete your subscription. Simply click on the link to renew your subscription.
“If you have any questions or feedback, contact our support service to learn more.
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