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#Scam

# 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 36,798 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 18,150 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 132,875 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 50,165 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 18,826 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 18,052 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 60,241 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 46,694 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 27,417 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 77,751 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 21,014 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 58,797 Views 61 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 65,835 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 18,618 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 22,456 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

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

Dec 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 29,017 Views 16 Comments

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
# Scam Alert
# Scam Alert

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

Nov 29th 2018, 4:01 PM 15,618 Views 10 Comments

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
# Courts Services
# Courts Services

Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam

Oct 24th 2018, 7:41 AM 29,117 Views 0 Comments

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

# scam - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam
# Scam
# Scam

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam

Oct 10th 2018, 1:40 PM 31,927 Views 15 Comments

The supermarket chain is urging people to delete the text message.

# scam - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards

Aug 16th 2018, 5:12 PM 17,733 Views 20 Comments

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

# scam - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Jul 18th 2018, 9:46 PM 13,741 Views 0 Comments

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

# scam - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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 12,127 Views 27 Comments

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

# scam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam
# Fake Magazine
# Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:45 PM 27,519 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# scam - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam
# Tissue Issue
# Tissue Issue

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

Feb 22nd 2018, 5:57 PM 98,982 Views 78 Comments

The gardaí were called to defuse the argument.

# scam - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in  iTunes gift card scam
# Scammers
# Scammers

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

Feb 20th 2018, 10:54 PM 25,967 Views 52 Comments

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.

# scam - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams
# Vishing
# Vishing

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams

Feb 7th 2018, 9:15 PM 38,059 Views 20 Comments

A number of “vishing” cases have been brought to the Gardaí’s attention in the past few weeks.

# scam - Saturday 20 January, 2018

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams

Jan 20th 2018, 1:44 PM 12,426 Views 7 Comments

A number of elderly people were contacted by a scammer pretending to work for British Telecom (BT).

# scam - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'
# Smooch.com
# Smooch.com

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'

Dec 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 17,133 Views 0 Comments

The man conned a woman he met through the dating website smooch.com over five months in 2013.

# scam - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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 94,541 Views 40 Comments

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

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes

Dec 14th 2017, 10:14 AM 8,941 Views 25 Comments

He used forged ‘all area access’ passes to bring concertgoers into the stadium.

# scam - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Nov 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 38,435 Views 26 Comments

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

# scam - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia
# Samantha Azzopardi
# Samantha Azzopardi

Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia

Nov 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 55,674 Views 0 Comments

She appeared in court this week to appeal her sentence.

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years
# Stolen Trailers
# Stolen Trailers

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years

Nov 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 142,492 Views 43 Comments

He used the site to sell stolen livestock trailers.

# scam - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

11 spot on responses to those annoying Liberian scam calls Irish people keep getting
# Hello Chad
From The Daily Edge
# Hello Chad

11 spot on responses to those annoying Liberian scam calls Irish people keep getting

Oct 18th 2017, 7:54 PM 14,788 Views 1 Comment

Only slightly annoying.

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam
# Scam
# Scam

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

Oct 18th 2017, 2:02 PM 131,782 Views 106 Comments

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# scam - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?
# Ring Ring
# Ring Ring

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?

Oct 1st 2017, 9:45 AM 19,962 Views 55 Comments

People in Ireland have reported receiving calls from unknown numbers based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Mauritania and Seychelles.

# scam - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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 278,644 Views 72 Comments

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# scam - Friday 8 September, 2017

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman

Sep 8th 2017, 6:31 PM 49,454 Views 19 Comments

The woman had googled a helpline number to gain access to her emails, and called up what she thought was Google’s call centre.

# scam - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails
# Warning
# Warning

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails

Jul 19th 2017, 10:04 PM 22,529 Views 9 Comments

Users have been advised not to open the email.

# scam - Friday 7 July, 2017

Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam
# Stop And Think
# Stop And Think

Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam

Jul 7th 2017, 6:19 PM 16,443 Views 6 Comments

Fraudsters are ordering items from suppliers under legitimate company names.