The Department of Agriculture is warning of a scam, where farmers are receiving phone calls from a person purporting to represent the Department, and seeking bank details.
The person says they need the details to offer refunds or seek due payments.
The Department says their staff never seek bank details or any other personal information by phone or text message.
Anyone receiving such a phone call is urged not to share their information.
If they do provide personal information in response to a fraudulent call, they should contact their bank or credit card company immediately, and alert Gardai.