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#Scam

# 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

Mon 5:50 PM 63,468 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 50,174 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 12,077 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 37,293 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 32,885 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 26,170 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 52,136 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 48,432 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 64,907 Views 86 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 25,983 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 23,765 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 64,850 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 18,218 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 32,742 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 20,864 Views 30 Comments

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

# scam - Monday 27 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 44,140 Views 13 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# scam - Friday 24 April, 2020

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card

Apr 24th 2020, 5:58 PM 16,216 Views 10 Comments

This scam has been highlighted previously but has re-emerged in recent days with a slight twist.

# scam - Sunday 19 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI
# Fraud
# Fraud

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI

Apr 19th 2020, 4:59 PM 37,368 Views 15 Comments

Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.

# scam - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam

Updated Apr 14th 2020, 11:50 AM 62,044 Views 0 Comments

The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.

# scam - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Gardaí issue warning to Irish Netflix users over fraudulent email scam
# Scam Alert
# Scam Alert

Gardaí issue warning to Irish Netflix users over fraudulent email scam

Apr 9th 2020, 11:13 PM 59,057 Views 12 Comments

Fraudsters try to obtain users’ bank details under the guise of a request to update their Netflix account.

# scam - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Coronavirus scam warning: 'You will not get phone calls asking for your bank details from the government'
# Warning
# Warning

Coronavirus scam warning: 'You will not get phone calls asking for your bank details from the government'

Mar 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,968 Views 20 Comments

There have been a number of reported cases.

# scam - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Gardaí investigating PhoneWatch scam arrest man in Co Clare
# Debit Card Scam
# Debit Card Scam

Gardaí investigating PhoneWatch scam arrest man in Co Clare

Mar 5th 2020, 1:28 PM 25,191 Views 10 Comments

Similar scams have been taking place in Tipperary, Limerick and Cork.

# scam - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Gardaí warn of people pretending to be Phone Watch employees and stealing debit card details
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí warn of people pretending to be Phone Watch employees and stealing debit card details

Mar 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 18,087 Views 15 Comments

The scams have been taking place in Tipperary, Limerick and Cork.

# scam - Monday 24 February, 2020

Bank of Ireland warns customers over fraudulent text scam
# Warning
# Warning

Bank of Ireland warns customers over fraudulent text scam

Feb 24th 2020, 8:31 PM 58,353 Views 17 Comments

It comes after a number of customers received a text telling them to reactivate their online banking.

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as  'prop money' with value of over €430k seized
# Scam
# Scam

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as 'prop money' with value of over €430k seized

Feb 24th 2020, 12:20 PM 27,491 Views 32 Comments

The use of fraudulent currency when making purchases is an offence.

# scam - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

Feb 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 36,779 Views 8 Comments

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

# scam - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,099 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

# scam - Monday 18 November, 2019

Gardaí issue widespread warning on a number of scams operating in run up to Christmas
# Scam Alert
# Scam Alert

Gardaí issue widespread warning on a number of scams operating in run up to Christmas

Nov 18th 2019, 11:30 AM 132,685 Views 33 Comments

Multiple scams are doing the rounds.

# scam - Saturday 14 September, 2019

An Post issues warning over scam text messages
# Ignore And Delete
# Ignore And Delete

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

Sep 14th 2019, 11:57 AM 49,893 Views 18 Comments

An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.

# scam - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

Aug 21st 2019, 1:47 PM 18,765 Views 8 Comments

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

# scam - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam

Jul 30th 2019, 8:27 AM 17,902 Views 0 Comments

Garret Hevey (43) and David Peile (42) were involved in Arden Forestry Management (Arden FM).

# scam - Monday 22 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 59,991 Views 30 Comments

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

# scam - Friday 10 May, 2019

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
# Scam
# Scam

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 46,583 Views 53 Comments

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

# scam - Thursday 4 April, 2019

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 27,374 Views 13 Comments

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

# scam - Friday 8 March, 2019

'A completely new scam': Warning over scam that allows online bank accounts to be accessed remotely
# Sim Card Swap
# Sim Card Swap

'A completely new scam': Warning over scam that allows online bank accounts to be accessed remotely

Mar 8th 2019, 9:00 AM 77,307 Views 53 Comments

The scam is believed to target those with banking apps on their smartphones.

# scam - Friday 8 February, 2019

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections

Feb 8th 2019, 12:56 PM 21,004 Views 16 Comments

The men were arrested yesterday.

# scam - Friday 25 January, 2019

Public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir
# Dubious Calls
# Dubious Calls

Public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir

Jan 25th 2019, 11:57 AM 57,430 Views 60 Comments

Eir has issued advice to the public on what to do if such a call is received.

# scam - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam

Jan 16th 2019, 8:55 AM 65,814 Views 42 Comments

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

# scam - Saturday 5 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 5th 2019, 12:59 PM 18,478 Views 28 Comments

A number of individuals have received phone calls from a person claiming to be from Revenue.

# scam - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

People warned about email scam involving fake garda
# Rental Scam
# Rental Scam

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Dec 11th 2018, 3:14 PM 22,445 Views 8 Comments

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

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