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# Fraudsmart

Last year
2022
THE MORNING LEAD
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.
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# romance scam
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.
# Too Good to be True
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.