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#Scam

# scam - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

'They were so convincing': RTÉ journalist details ‘very sophisticated’ scam that drained his savings
# Smishing
# Smishing

'They were so convincing': RTÉ journalist details ‘very sophisticated’ scam that drained his savings

Aug 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 76,760 Views 32 Comments

The fraudsters spoofed AIB phone numbers to make the scam appear legitimate.

# scam - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Financial advisor warns against hoax crypto ads featuring Leo Varadkar and other public figures
# Misinfo
# Misinfo

Financial advisor warns against hoax crypto ads featuring Leo Varadkar and other public figures

Jul 24th 2022, 7:01 AM 13,597 Views 0 Comments

Users of multiple websites reported encountering the false ad featuring the FG leader in recent weeks.

# scam - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Gardaí probe 'fake rental' scams on Facebook Marketplace
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí probe 'fake rental' scams on Facebook Marketplace

Jul 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 11,129 Views 7 Comments

People have been conned out of thousands of euro.

# scam - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Gardaí warn of increase in 'romance fraud' scams
# Online Dating
# Online Dating

Gardaí warn of increase in 'romance fraud' scams

Jun 29th 2022, 10:35 AM 15,331 Views 17 Comments

From January to May of this year, 31 people reported the loss of a total €812,715.

# scam - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Warning over new email scam which claims user is being investigated for child sex offences
# Scam
# Scam

Warning over new email scam which claims user is being investigated for child sex offences

Jun 15th 2022, 5:34 PM 27,003 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí are urging the public to beware of the scam.

# scam - Friday 10 June, 2022

Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
# Scam
# Scam

Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers

Jun 10th 2022, 9:28 PM 16,835 Views 2 Comments

The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.

# scam - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
# Fraud
# Fraud

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'

May 3rd 2022, 5:41 PM 20,693 Views 0 Comments

It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.

# scam - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
# Scam
# Scam

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims

Apr 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 35,058 Views 19 Comments

The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.

# scam - Friday 1 April, 2022

Public warned over scam messages claiming to offer free Cadbury chocolate
# Bad Egg
# Bad Egg

Public warned over scam messages claiming to offer free Cadbury chocolate

Apr 1st 2022, 1:29 PM 33,332 Views 24 Comments

The confectionery firm has urged people to not interact with messages circulating claiming to offer free Easter chocolate.

# scam - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
# Investment
# Investment

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 35,888 Views 2 Comments

She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.

# scam - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam
# Dublin
# Dublin

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam

Sep 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 63,786 Views 0 Comments
  • An attempted scam took place over two days last week at an estate in north Dublin, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Officers are urging householders in the area to be on the alert for suspicious callers.
  • One charity has described the attempted scam as 'despicable'.

# scam - Friday 3 September, 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 15,226 Views 13 Comments

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

# scam - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Gardaí warn of text scam telling people of 'unusual activity' on Permanent TSB account
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí warn of text scam telling people of 'unusual activity' on Permanent TSB account

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:51 AM 15,785 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí say the fraudsters want your personal data so they can steal money.

# scam - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Gardaí say Irish fraud victims have lost thousands on fake news articles about high-yield investments
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Gardaí say Irish fraud victims have lost thousands on fake news articles about high-yield investments

Jul 10th 2021, 9:00 AM 22,646 Views 24 Comments

Victims of investment fraud are usually in their 60s and the average amount lost is €37,000.

# scam - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:34 PM 75,107 Views 52 Comments

Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.

# scam - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
# Fraud
# Fraud

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 34,380 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.

# scam - Friday 7 May, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

May 7th 2021, 9:50 PM 40,448 Views 26 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

# scam - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Criminal Assets Bureau take possession of house in Killarney raid as part of investigation into bogus home repair gang
# CAB
# CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau take possession of house in Killarney raid as part of investigation into bogus home repair gang

Apr 22nd 2021, 1:20 PM 58,865 Views 0 Comments

Operation Tarmac began in 2016 and ended today with the seizure of the home.

# scam - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

Apr 11th 2021, 9:25 AM 26,874 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

# scam - Thursday 8 April, 2021

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 12:45 PM 78,041 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Social Protection never requests bank account details from its customers by phone or SMS.

# scam - Monday 15 March, 2021

Man charged in Kerry over suspected investment fraud
# Scam
# Scam

Man charged in Kerry over suspected investment fraud

Mar 15th 2021, 8:05 PM 38,503 Views 0 Comments

Three victims reported losses totalling some €125,000.

# scam - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

Mar 9th 2021, 7:29 AM 16,348 Views 5 Comments

A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.

# scam - Monday 8 March, 2021

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

Mar 8th 2021, 1:08 PM 29,569 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

# scam - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
# Scam
# Scam

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,636 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

# scam - Monday 25 January, 2021

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 11:39 AM 25,823 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

# scam - Monday 18 January, 2021

Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam

Jan 18th 2021, 5:50 PM 71,384 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí are aware of a scam in which people are asked to pay additional cost for customs clearance.

# scam - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
# Smishing
# Smishing

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Dec 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 110,232 Views 16 Comments

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

# scam - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:12 PM 12,372 Views 2 Comments

The bank issued a fraud alert today following an increase in reports of incidence of investment fraud.

# scam - Friday 28 August, 2020

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
# Warning
# Warning

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,691 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

# scam - Monday 10 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

Aug 10th 2020, 1:07 PM 34,041 Views 43 Comments

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member
# Scam
# Scam

'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member

Aug 10th 2020, 8:54 AM 26,276 Views 7 Comments

The scam has been reported to gardaí by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

# scam - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Quiz: This is your chance to test how much you know about seeds
# Brushing
# Brushing

Quiz: This is your chance to test how much you know about seeds

Aug 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 52,341 Views 25 Comments

Yes, seeds.

# scam - Friday 7 August, 2020

Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?

Aug 7th 2020, 9:28 AM 48,568 Views 54 Comments

Smishing scams are all too common.

# scam - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 67,249 Views 85 Comments

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# scam - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Gardaí warn of text message scam telling people their AIB bank card has been compromised
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí warn of text message scam telling people their AIB bank card has been compromised

Jul 28th 2020, 10:54 PM 27,371 Views 16 Comments

Individuals are then asked to send the card to one of three addresses.

# scam - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team
# Scam
# Scam

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 24,023 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

# scam - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Youth arrested as gardaí and Bank of Ireland warn of text message 'smishing' scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Youth arrested as gardaí and Bank of Ireland warn of text message 'smishing' scam

Jun 17th 2020, 8:51 PM 65,013 Views 18 Comments

A number of reports have been received by gardaí in relation to this scam.

# scam - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam
# Texts
# Texts

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

May 20th 2020, 5:58 PM 18,284 Views 7 Comments

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

# scam - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls

May 16th 2020, 4:22 PM 32,909 Views 9 Comments

An Garda Síochána said the fraudsters are seeking the person’s personal data in these cases.

# scam - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country
# Fraud
# Fraud

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

May 12th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,466 Views 30 Comments

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

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