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# fraud - Friday 4 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 4th 2020, 4:37 PM 17,425 Views 4 Comments

This is the fifth arrest in relation to Operation Joggle.

# fraud - Friday 21 August, 2020

Man (30s) arrested in invoice redirection fraud investigation
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man (30s) arrested in invoice redirection fraud investigation

Aug 21st 2020, 4:59 PM 25,716 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Aug 13th 2020, 12:56 PM 47,953 Views 21 Comments

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
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

Aug 10th 2020, 1:07 PM 33,557 Views 42 Comments

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
# Smishing
# Smishing

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

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 66,439 Views 85 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jul 28th 2020, 1:13 PM 17,877 Views 20 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jul 28th 2020, 1:02 PM 22,553 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Money Laundering
# Money Laundering

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

Jul 13th 2020, 4:12 PM 20,612 Views 8 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 23,924 Views 23 Comments

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

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts
# Wage Payment
# Wage Payment

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

Jul 10th 2020, 2:52 PM 42,884 Views 18 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Jul 9th 2020, 5:12 PM 27,709 Views 37 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Jul 2nd 2020, 3:12 PM 53,097 Views 13 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam

Jun 29th 2020, 10:40 PM 43,960 Views 15 Comments

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
# Guilty
# Guilty

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

Jun 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 25,129 Views 16 Comments

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
# Arrest
# Arrest

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

May 22nd 2020, 3:49 PM 46,882 Views 19 Comments

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
# Payments
# Payments

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

May 21st 2020, 6:43 PM 134,717 Views 98 Comments

The man is currently being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

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

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

May 21st 2020, 8:38 AM 14,573 Views 0 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

May 16th 2020, 4:22 PM 32,841 Views 9 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

May 12th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,328 Views 30 Comments

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
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

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

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,612 Views 11 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Apr 24th 2020, 5:58 PM 16,229 Views 10 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Apr 19th 2020, 4:59 PM 37,434 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Updated Apr 14th 2020, 11:50 AM 62,224 Views 0 Comments

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

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false

Apr 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 89,542 Views 26 Comments

It’s not true.

# fraud - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 33,748 Views 30 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,309 Views 21 Comments

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%
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

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

Mar 31st 2020, 1:52 PM 9,971 Views 5 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

Feb 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 36,798 Views 8 Comments

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
# Dating Apps
# Dating Apps

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

Feb 13th 2020, 11:29 AM 30,369 Views 16 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Feb 5th 2020, 9:24 AM 24,963 Views 0 Comments

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
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,144 Views 11 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

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

Dec 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 7,053 Views 15 Comments

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
# Scammers
# Scammers

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

Dec 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,833 Views 4 Comments

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
# Cyber Fraud
# Cyber Fraud

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

Dec 6th 2019, 4:38 PM 21,127 Views 0 Comments

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
# Invoice Fraud
# Invoice Fraud

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

Nov 11th 2019, 7:23 AM 35,276 Views 26 Comments

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

# fraud - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin
# Fraud
# Fraud

Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin

Nov 5th 2019, 10:19 AM 20,112 Views 0 Comments

The ATM attacks were carried out in a number of areas including Drogheda, Swords and Blanchardstown.

# fraud - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 
# Money Mules
# Money Mules

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 

Oct 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,934 Views 14 Comments

Spikes in money mule recruiting activity are often seen at the start of new terms, according to experts in the field of fraud.

# fraud - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork

Oct 6th 2019, 2:13 PM 22,343 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí issued a warning for those who suspect they have been victims of bogus traders.

# fraud - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016
# Passport Service
# Passport Service

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

Oct 5th 2019, 7:15 AM 18,277 Views 21 Comments

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

# fraud - Friday 27 September, 2019

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases

Sep 27th 2019, 3:21 PM 6,794 Views 4 Comments

The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.