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# fraud - Thursday 24 September, 2020

CAB seizes over €2 million worth of luxury cars in raids targeting international organised criminals

Gardaí said these raids were carried out as part of a cyber-fraud and money-laundering investigation in the UK.

# fraud - Monday 21 September, 2020

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí

Young people in particular are being targeted by criminal organisations.

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24

A new campaign aims to highlight the dangers for teens and encourage their parents to look out for red flags.

# fraud - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Three men due in court in connection with romance and investment fraud investigation

The men will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning at 10.30am.

# fraud - Monday 14 September, 2020

Gardaí arrest three men in romance and investment fraud investigation

One victim was convinced to transfer large sums of cash having met fraudsters on a dating website.

# fraud - Friday 4 September, 2020

Man (30s) arrested as part of investigation into invoice redirection fraud

This is the fifth arrest in relation to Operation Joggle.

# fraud - Friday 21 August, 2020

Man (30s) arrested in invoice redirection fraud investigation

Four arrests have been made as part of Operation Joggle.

# fraud - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Warning from gardaí after Dublin business conned out of €1.2m in invoice redirect fraud

Police in Hong Kong assisted gardaí and managed to secure the money so it can be returned.

# fraud - Monday 10 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

# fraud - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# fraud - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation

The investigation was sparked by a 2014 cyberfraud incident which the Bank of Ireland did not immediately report to the gardaí.

Man arrested over suspected invoice re-direct fraud in Co Kerry

The arrested man has since been released from custody.

# fraud - Monday 13 July, 2020

Gardaí warn young people not to allow themselves to be used as 'money mules'

The warning follows the arrest of a man in his early 20s in West Cork last week.

# fraud - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

# fraud - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision

The man and woman were arrested at their home this morning.

# fraud - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

# fraud - Monday 29 June, 2020

Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam

The email encourages people to click on a link in order to get a jury number – Gardaí have warned people not to do this.

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial

Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed.

# fraud - Friday 22 May, 2020

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own

The man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin today.

# fraud - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments

The man is currently being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

Man due in court over investigation into alleged bogus law firm offering immigration services

He was arrested following searches in the Blessington area of Co Wicklow on Tuesday.

# fraud - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls

An Garda Síochána said the fraudsters are seeking the person’s personal data in these cases.

# fraud - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

# fraud - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

# fraud - Friday 24 April, 2020

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card

This scam has been highlighted previously but has re-emerged in recent days with a slight twist.

# fraud - Sunday 19 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI

Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam

The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.

# fraud - Sunday 5 April, 2020

# fraud - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

# fraud - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

# fraud - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

# fraud - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

# fraud - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation

It was reported that 18 ATMs were targeted last month, resulting in the theft of money from customers’ accounts.

# fraud - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

# fraud - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show

Homicide and burglary offences have fallen in the past 12 months.

# fraud - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season

The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.

# fraud - Friday 6 December, 2019

Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud

A sum of money, phones and a laptop were also seized during the operation.

# fraud - Monday 11 November, 2019

Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam

In recent weeks, there has been a “noticeable increase” in this type of crime, according to gardaí.

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