Tuesday 28 March 2017

Warning of phishing emails purporting to be from IrishGenealogy.ie

Be aware that a phishing email is circulating purporting to be from IrishGenealogy.ie, the state-managed website that holds Ireland's historical civil registration records and a mixed denomination selection of church records for counties Cork, Kerry, Carlow and Dublin.

IrishGenealogy.ie advise that the email, which states "Subscription For Research Service (Payment confirmed) " should be blocked or deleted if it arrives in your inbox. No links or attachments should be opened.

Hopefully, most Irish family historians would be on alert if such an email landed, because IrishGenealogy.ie is a free access site, so there's no issue of subscriptions or payments being due or confirmed.