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#Phone scam

# phone-scam - Friday 16 April, 2021

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

Apr 16th 2021, 6:05 PM 16,387 Views 6 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

# phone-scam - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Revenue warns of latest phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Revenue warns of latest phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'

Dec 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,879 Views 16 Comments

Revenue said that this over the phone scam has in no way involved its systems or security.

# phone-scam - Saturday 20 January, 2018

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams

Jan 20th 2018, 1:44 PM 12,425 Views 7 Comments

A number of elderly people were contacted by a scammer pretending to work for British Telecom (BT).

# phone-scam - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam
# Scam
# Scam

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

Oct 18th 2017, 2:02 PM 131,302 Views 105 Comments

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# phone-scam - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?
# Ring Ring
# Ring Ring

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?

Oct 1st 2017, 9:45 AM 19,955 Views 55 Comments

People in Ireland have reported receiving calls from unknown numbers based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Mauritania and Seychelles.

# phone-scam - Friday 8 September, 2017

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman

Sep 8th 2017, 6:31 PM 49,413 Views 20 Comments

The woman had googled a helpline number to gain access to her emails, and called up what she thought was Google’s call centre.

# phone-scam - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers
# Missed Call
# Missed Call

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers

Jan 27th 2016, 8:09 PM 312,459 Views 43 Comments

Customers have been warned not to respond to missed calls from unknown international numbers.

# phone-scam - Monday 21 October, 2013

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant
# Fraud
# Fraud

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant

Oct 21st 2013, 9:21 AM 8,814 Views 100 Comments

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.

# phone-scam - Thursday 2 May, 2013

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam
# Bogus Delivery
# Bogus Delivery

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam

May 2nd 2013, 6:03 PM 21,079 Views 41 Comments

The scam involves mobile phones being delivered to an incorrect address by a legitimate company, before a bogus delivery person attempts to collect them.

# phone-scam - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers

Feb 16th 2013, 2:24 PM 235,651 Views 147 Comments

Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.

# phone-scam - Monday 28 January, 2013

Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam

Jan 28th 2013, 4:04 PM 24,525 Views 46 Comments

ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.

# phone-scam - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam

Jan 27th 2013, 5:34 PM 214,622 Views 355 Comments

Users have been getting brief calls from a Slovenian premium number that could be mistaken for an Irish mobile.