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# advance fee fraud

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Fraud websites offering fast loans target vulnerable people ahead of Christmas, gardaí warn
The website will often suggest that it is regulated by the Central Bank Of Ireland, even though it is not, and provide a fake Irish address.
Hundreds of people affected by a dozen websites offering 'fast and easy' loans
Gardaí estimate that between 800 to 1,000 people have been affected by “advance fee fraud” in recent months.