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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Fraudsmart

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.
This year
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.
Elaborate investment scams on the rise, with people at retirement age the 'key target group'
The scams are ‘particularly targeted at those in the over 55 age bracket and with a minimum investment of €20,000′.
Last year
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
All time
Irish man swindled out of nearly €7,000 paying 'custom fees' for American woman he met online
Victims of so-called romance scams were scammed out of an average of €18,000 in 2020.
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.