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# Fraud

This month
September 2023
Millions transferred through money mule accounts in first half of year
The figure is an increase of 50% on the same period in 2022.
Last month
August 2023
Woman (20s) extradited from NI to Republic of Ireland to stand trial for fraud offences
She was extradited today by officers from the PSNI’s international policing unit.
Range Rover, passports and mobile phones seized as part of international fraud search in Tallaght
In addition to a ‘high value’ Range Rover, which is suspected by gardaí to have been purchased with the proceeds of crime, a number of other items were seized.
This year
Bank of Ireland warning customers of increase in 'Hi mum/dad' scam texts
These messages ultimately lead the customer to website links that are not genuine.
Gardaí warn Taylor Swift fans to be aware of unregulated vendors selling Eras tour tickets
Tickets for the American singer’s Dublin shows are going on sale on 20 July.
Aviva says 'suspicious' personal injury claims are being withdrawn on the steps of court
New internal analysis by Aviva said fraudulent claims are a “huge cost to insurers, motorists, and society”.
Man, 60s, arrested in Mayo in investment fraud investigation
More than 65 complaints have been made to gardaí from people who have been deceived.
Irish actor Eoin O'Brien coerced in scam by ‘con queen of Hollywood’
The actor and writer has created a film based on his experience.
Gardaí seeing 'tragic cases' of people investing life savings into crypto scams
Gardaí say Irish criminals are moving into the area of online fraud to make money.
RTÉ's Sarah McInerney issues warning over text scams after falling victim to one herself
The radio presenter that she was doing multiple things at once, which distracted her.
Fraudsters 'find it easier' to trick victims into sending money than stealing their identities
The BPFI said fraudsters find it is easier to manipulate victims by getting transferred money directly rather than stealing their identity.
Public warned over fraudsters seeking bank details through eFlow text message scam
Bank of Ireland said consumers are reporting a consistently high volume of these text messages.
Man arrested as PSNI probe fraud claims involving person posing as priest
The arrest follows an investigation by the PSNI in Northern Ireland.
US congressman George Santos pleads not guilty to fraud and theft charges
The 34-year-old was released from custody on a $500,000 (€455,000) bond.
Five arrested for impersonating Gardaí in attempt to rob cash from houses
Gardaí said members of a criminal gang were calling to people’s homes claiming to be officers investigating burglaries in the area.
Fourteen counties hit by thieves targeting hardware stores and co-ops since December
Gardaí have issued an appeal tonight so “a full investigation can be conducted”.
Woman appears in UK court accused of lying about living in Grenfell Tower
Salma Said allegedly received almost £400,000 for lying about being a resident of the tower block on the night of the fire that killed 72 people.
Arrest made in fraud investigation involving GAA star
A man has been arrested “in relation to an ongoing investigation into an alleged fraud”.
Public warned not to click on scam link claiming to be for 'electricity benefits'
The link is circulating after details of a new cost of living package emerged yesterday evening.
Almost €2 million was stolen from people last year through romance fraud, gardaí say
Gardaí are asking members of the public to be vigilant of romance fraud.
Gardaí probe allegations GAA star involved in €1 million medical fraud
They are accused of asking for money to help pay for an illness.
People being warned over Credit Union text and call scam
Fraudster are sending a text message and/or making a phone call claiming to be from a credit union.
Last year
Garda tips to avoid getting your e-wallet emptied this Christmas
The rise banking apps has resulted in an increase of fraud and theft offences.
Court rules that French celebrity Dany Boon entitled to €4.87m damages from fraud case
Boon won damages from a French national claiming to be ‘an Irish lord from an ancient family’.
Wirecard fraud trial opens in Germany, with ex-CEO and two former executives on the dock
Absent from the courtroom will be Wirecard’s former COO Jan Marsalek, who evaded arrest in 2020.
Fraudsters stole nearly €45 million through frauds and scams in the second half of 2021
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to a new report published today by FraudSMART.
That's according to a new report published today by FraudSMART.
The report outlines how debit and credit card fraud (including ATM) hit €14.5 million.
People are being warned to be extra vigilant as Black Friday and Christmas approach.
US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam
Holmes was chief executive throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history.
Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar
It is the culmination of a years-long legal saga over the Brazilian’s high-profile transfer to Europe.
Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to
The Brazilian superstar has taken the stand in Spain over alleged irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona.
US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.
47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
The average invoice fraud cost Irish businesses €14k.
Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’
A large number of the companies connected to the case appear to be registered in Ireland, a court was told.
Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.
Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud
The garda investigation is being led by detectives in Munster.
A number of people involved in the Munster Branch of the union have been spoken to by gardaí, Niall O'Connor writes.
Sources said that the investigation centres on the supply of tickets normally set aside for a specific group.
Garda probe is focused on upwards of 200 tickets.
Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.
Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.
Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.
Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.