If you receive this email, do not click on the link - just delete
Service provider 'eir' has confirmed that an email circulating over the last number of day is indeed a scam. Many people have reported receiving emails claiming to be from the company.
This email landed in my inbox this morning and it would appear that I'm not the only one.
eir has confirmed this is a scam email and published a statement saying
"It has come to our attention that a fraudulent eir billing email is in circulation at moment. This mail specifically advises of refund. Please note that the correct secure URL address for My eir will always being with HTTPS and the link below can be used if you are unsure. Also, please do not click on any links in an email you are unsure of and please report the email as spam to your mail provider by clicking on "mark as spam" within the email."
Many things about this email caused alarm bells to ring for me, not least because I'm not actually an eir customer.
There are ways to identify a scam. Some things to look out for are: