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#Scam

# 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 USA

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

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

# scam - Monday 21 October, 2013

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.

# scam - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Elderly people warned about ATM scam gang

The scam is believed to be in operation in parts of north Dublin and elderly people have been warned to be careful.

# scam - Monday 16 September, 2013

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

# scam - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Punters warned about "huge amount" of fake Electric Picnic tickets

Promoters have warned of a large number of very convincing ticket forgeries being offered for sale on the internet.

# scam - Friday 26 July, 2013

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details

Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.

# scam - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

In one case, the scammers convinced a shop assistant to ask customers for their pin numbers.

# scam - Friday 12 April, 2013

ESB and RTÉ warn public about premium line phone numbers

Google ads is being used to advertise false contact numbers for the bodies.

# scam - Thursday 31 January, 2013

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Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?

It’s the government scheme aimed at encouraging you to invite relatives home and organise events celebrating Irish culture, but are you getting involved?

# scam - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

RTÉ warns public over fake Toy Show texts

The broadcaster has urged members of the public not to respond to any text messages claiming to be from RTÉ.

# scam - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# scam - Friday 26 October, 2012

Prosecutors say scam targeted Facebook's Zuckerberg

A New York man tried to use a forged contract with Mark Zuckerberg to claim he was entitled to half of Facebook’s worth. Nice try.

# scam - Thursday 2 August, 2012

# scam - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea

The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.

# scam - Thursday 12 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Retailers warned of scammer ‘calling himself Mark’

The Irish Payment Services Organisation has said that there is a man posing as one of their engineers phoning shops.

# scam - Friday 15 June, 2012

Gardaí warn of 'Police Trojan' computer locking virus

The scam locks computers and displays a police logo, and requests that users pay a fine to be unlocked

# scam - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Executive charged with burglary over alleged Lego scam Lego

Executive charged with burglary over alleged Lego scam

US authorities say the man used fake bar codes to buy toys at discounted rate before selling them on eBay for a better price.

# scam - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors

Con artists are reportedly using the household charge deadline as a way to extort money from residents in some areas.

# scam - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

# scam - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam

Local police discovered the child-trafficking ring this week and are currently questioning the 11 couples.

# scam - Thursday 3 November, 2011

From The42 Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam Spot Fixing

Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been handed custodial sentences after they were found guilty of spot fixing.

# scam - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

From The42 Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing Scam

Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been convicted of a conspiracy to cheat during an international test match in England last year.