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#Scam

# scam - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

# scam - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers

The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.

# scam - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Scam calls are still very much a thing so here's how to stay safe

Such scams don’t die, they just come in different forms.

# scam - Friday 11 March, 2016

The 'fake' university and the $40 million lawsuit facing Donald Trump

A defunct online-education company is at the centre of a big lawsuit facing the Republican presidential hopeful.

# scam - Monday 15 February, 2016

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

The men are attempting to find out when the houses will be vacant by asking residents when they are available for repairs or upgrades.

# scam - Friday 5 February, 2016

Man fakes brain cancer, collects thousands in donations from public

Police say he shaved his head and took weight loss pills to convince people he was ill.

# scam - Monday 11 January, 2016

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

# scam - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Police arrest man selling fake tickets to Adele and Justin Bieber gigs in Dublin and Belfast

Did you buy tickets from Gumtree for the concerts in Belfast or Dublin? The police want to hear from you.

# scam - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This Facebook voucher for Lidl is a scam

You won’t get 40% off your shop.

# scam - Monday 21 December, 2015

Aldi warning customers that a 40% off coupon being spread online is a scam

Customers are being warned not to enter their details to a link that is spreading online.

# scam - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Burglars trick elderly man by pretending to check drains while cash stolen from home

It’s believed that a second person rifled through the downstairs while the householder was distracted by the first man.

# scam - Friday 25 September, 2015

People are falling for this new Facebook scam - here's how to stay safe

Scammers are using fake dislike buttons to lure users in.

# scam - Monday 24 August, 2015

Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam

Some people may have been duped into sharing their credit card details.

# scam - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

He alleges he was taken advantage of.

# scam - Monday 10 August, 2015

Take care - scam artists are going door to door pretending to collect for Pieta House

A spokesperson for the charity has urged people to be vigilant.

# scam - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands

One victim was convinced to transfer €38,000 out of their bank account.

# scam - Thursday 9 July, 2015

# scam - Monday 22 June, 2015

A lot of Irish businesses are getting scammed

No, he’s not the Prince of Nigeria.

# scam - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life

Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.

# scam - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Three Irish men have been jailed for running a rooftop repair scam on the elderly

The men were sentenced to between 8 and 13 months in jail in the southwestern city of Perth, Australia.

# scam - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Woman sends online 'boyfriend' $1.4m, without ever meeting him Love Hurts

# scam - Friday 13 February, 2015

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies

The scam had the potential to net over €5 million in the 14 cases reported so far.

# scam - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Five Irish men charged over Australian home repair scam investigation

More than $120,000 cash (€85,000) and two Rolex watches worth $36,000 (€25,000) were discovered in a raid.

# scam - Thursday 18 December, 2014

These men are not fire fighters - but they're not scamming you

The men were selling fire fighter calendars for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital today.

# scam - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hozier fans caught out by fake ticket scam at Dublin gig Scam

Hozier fans caught out by fake ticket scam at Dublin gig

Several fans fell victim to a scam after purchasing tickets to the sold-out gig online.

# scam - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Deposits are being paid to fraudsters for non-existent properties.

# scam - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Be careful, scammers are still targeting Irish home phone users

Two mammies of TheJournal.ie staffers have been targeted in the last two weeks alone. Have you received one of these calls?

# scam - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Weird Wide Web: A Facebook scam, a Forrest Gump game and a pop-up ad apology

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# scam - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Here are the warning signs that will tell you an email is a phishing scam

Scams are getting smarter, but if you keep an eye out for details, you can spot the warning signs.

# scam - Monday 11 August, 2014

Don't be tempted by app offering to change your Facebook's colour - it's a scam

This malicious software has appeared before, but recently a new reincarnation has surfaced.

Meteor mobile customer? Be aware of this text scam

The mobile provider said that people should be careful with any suspicious texts and offers.

# scam - Monday 28 July, 2014

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

# scam - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers

Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.

# scam - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your Sunday.

# scam - Friday 14 March, 2014

Fraudsters 'grooming' bank customers before phishing attacks

The PSNI have warned that organised criminals are grooming their victims in order to make them comply with their requests.

# scam - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge That Blanchardstown Centre account offering prizes on Instagram is a fake scam Blanch

# scam - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam

Sellers are placing ads for cars at very low prices – but there IS a snag.

# scam - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

# scam - Monday 27 January, 2014

Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam

The Law Society is warning that it has no record of Duke Chambers, Duke Solicitors, or a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke.

# scam - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam

More than 100 people were arrested, including 72 city police officers.