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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# scam calls

Last year
Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
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
ComReg has established a new taskforce to deal with the issue.
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.
All time
Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
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?
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
About half of people received a scam call in the last week, a Red C/The Journal poll has found.
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
Gardaí and the Department of Social Protection have issued warnings about scam calls.
Warnings reissued as scam calls continue
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
The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.
Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up
A number of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service customers have received the calls.
Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'
A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.
Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill
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
A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.
Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them
ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.