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# scam-calls - This year 2022

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?

Jan 27th 2022, 10:13 AM 31,854 Views 37 Comments

ComReg has established a taskforce to tackle the increase in scam calls and texts being sent to members of the public.

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

Jan 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,403 Views 45 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

# scam-calls - Last year 2021

Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
# Fraud
# Fraud

Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:06 PM 15,246 Views 13 Comments

It warned the public not to engage with the caller if they receive such a call.

Poll: Have you received a scam call from a phone number similar to yours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received a scam call from a phone number similar to yours?

Aug 23rd 2021, 9:24 AM 43,181 Views 61 Comments

Many people have received calls from numbers that share the first six digits of their own number.

Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month
# Red C The Journal Poll
# Red C The Journal Poll

Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month

Jul 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 92,171 Views 68 Comments
  • Almost three-quarters of Irish adults said they received a scam call from an Irish number at some point over the past month.
  • A new survey from Red C/The Journal shows half of adults received a call in the last week, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • Recent common scam calls consist of a pre-recorded message purporting to be from the Department of Social Protection.
People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue
# Scammers
# Scammers

People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue

Jun 25th 2021, 9:30 PM 39,634 Views 34 Comments

Gardaí and the Department of Social Protection have issued warnings about scam calls.

Warnings reissued as scam calls continue
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Warnings reissued as scam calls continue

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:43 PM 127,844 Views 52 Comments

People are asked not to engage with these callers and to hang up and block the number if possible.

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
# Hang Up
# Hang Up

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station

Jun 18th 2021, 5:57 PM 59,205 Views 19 Comments

The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.

# scam-calls - All time

Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up
# Scam
# Scam

Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up

Apr 4th 2019, 10:46 PM 27,446 Views 13 Comments

A number of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service customers have received the calls.

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'
# Dubious Calls
# Dubious Calls

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

Jul 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 67,342 Views 28 Comments

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill

May 23rd 2018, 11:49 AM 12,152 Views 27 Comments

Revenue advised anyone who received such a call to contact their local revenue office.

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam
# Watch Out Mon Chéri
# Watch Out Mon Chéri

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam

Dec 14th 2017, 2:48 PM 100,257 Views 46 Comments

A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.

Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them

Sep 28th 2017, 7:00 PM 279,486 Views 72 Comments

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.