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# scam - Friday 28 August, 2020

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

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

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

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

# scam - Sunday 9 August, 2020

# scam - Friday 7 August, 2020

Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# scam - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

# scam - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Gardaí investigating PhoneWatch scam arrest man in Co Clare

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

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple scams are doing the rounds.

# scam - Saturday 14 September, 2019

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The men were arrested yesterday.

# scam - Friday 25 January, 2019

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

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

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'

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

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

# scam - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

# scam - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'Delete and block': Tesco Mobile issues warning over fake competitions circulating by text

People are being asked to alert their family and friends about the scam.

# scam - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam

The trial surrounding the death of Kenneth O’Brien is due to resume today.

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