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# Phone scam

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Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.
Revenue warns of latest phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'
Revenue said that this over the phone scam has in no way involved its systems or security.
PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams
A number of elderly people were contacted by a scammer pretending to work for British Telecom (BT).
Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam
ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.
Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?
People in Ireland have reported receiving calls from unknown numbers based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Mauritania and Seychelles.
'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman
The woman had googled a helpline number to gain access to her emails, and called up what she thought was Google’s call centre.
Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers
Customers have been warned not to respond to missed calls from unknown international numbers.
Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.
PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam
The scam involves mobile phones being delivered to an incorrect address by a legitimate company, before a bogus delivery person attempts to collect them.
Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers
Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.
Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam
ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.
Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam
Users have been getting brief calls from a Slovenian premium number that could be mistaken for an Irish mobile.