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#Scam

# scam - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Britain owes the EU nearly €2 billion after ignoring a Chinese scam
# Awkward
# Awkward

Britain owes the EU nearly €2 billion after ignoring a Chinese scam

Mar 9th 2017, 6:11 AM 28,772 Views 28 Comments

The scheme also cost other EU countries — such as France, Germany, Spain and Italy — €3.2 billion.

# scam - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam
# Jailed
# Jailed

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam

Mar 7th 2017, 6:11 AM 32,195 Views 40 Comments

The men were to get €100 between them for their role although no money was ever exchanged.

# scam - Monday 13 February, 2017

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people
# Heartbreaking
# Heartbreaking

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people

Feb 13th 2017, 9:18 AM 10,245 Views 4 Comments

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.

# scam - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters

Nov 20th 2016, 5:43 PM 19,951 Views 11 Comments

The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.

# scam - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Man arrested after 'attempting to sell stolen car he advertised online'
# Smashing The Car-tel
# Smashing The Car-tel

Man arrested after 'attempting to sell stolen car he advertised online'

Nov 16th 2016, 5:58 PM 24,540 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí have issued advice to any potential car buyers to double check the vehicle is legitimate.

# scam - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin
# Greyhound
# Greyhound

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin

Sep 27th 2016, 1:38 PM 22,466 Views 17 Comments

Greyhound Recycling said it was evidence of organised criminals being involved with the sale of the bags.

# scam - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

London woman loses life savings after being targeted by 'romance scammers'
# Money Laundering
# Money Laundering

London woman loses life savings after being targeted by 'romance scammers'

Aug 16th 2016, 5:32 PM 37,807 Views 39 Comments

Over the course of two years, she sent more than £65,000 (€75,000) to a man in Ghana.

# scam - Friday 22 July, 2016

Students warned Leaving Cert results night festival is a "straight-up scam"
# Bad Result
# Bad Result

Students warned Leaving Cert results night festival is a "straight-up scam"

Jul 22nd 2016, 1:40 PM 44,471 Views 20 Comments

Over 2,700 people had signalled their interest in the festival.

# scam - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Gardaí catch youths in Kerry operating suicide charity collection scam
# Foiled
# Foiled

Gardaí catch youths in Kerry operating suicide charity collection scam

Jun 16th 2016, 7:00 PM 27,812 Views 24 Comments

Their fake identity badges were taken from them and the money they collected will go to the charity they pretended they were working for.

# scam - Monday 13 June, 2016

Houses, flats, holidays and McGregor tickets: Man up in court for multiple scams on friends
# Stillorgan
# Stillorgan

Houses, flats, holidays and McGregor tickets: Man up in court for multiple scams on friends

Jun 13th 2016, 10:55 PM 28,629 Views 0 Comments

One couple gave him €76,000 for a property but he later admitted to “squandering” the cash on an Audi, a rugby tour and a holiday to New York.

# scam - Friday 27 May, 2016

Investigation after GAA player targeted in online sex scam
# Blackmail
# Blackmail

Investigation after GAA player targeted in online sex scam

May 27th 2016, 10:19 AM 36,082 Views 35 Comments

It’s reported that the senior Ulster player was hoaxed into performing a sex act online and the recording was then used to blackmail him.

# scam - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation
# Scam
# Scam

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

Apr 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 14,068 Views 20 Comments

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
# Phishing
# Phishing

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

Mar 31st 2016, 3:39 PM 24,705 Views 18 Comments

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
# Precautions
# Precautions

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

Mar 29th 2016, 7:30 PM 28,637 Views 16 Comments

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
# Trump University
# Trump University

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

Mar 11th 2016, 6:20 AM 24,786 Views 27 Comments

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
# Donegal
# Donegal

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

Feb 15th 2016, 9:09 PM 27,893 Views 14 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

Man fakes brain cancer, collects thousands in donations from public

Feb 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,942 Views 9 Comments

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
# Malware
# Malware

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

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,795 Views 15 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

Dec 31st 2015, 5:42 PM 13,009 Views 31 Comments

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
# Coupon Busters
# Coupon Busters

This Facebook voucher for Lidl is a scam

Dec 22nd 2015, 1:24 PM 15,151 Views 31 Comments

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
# Christmas Hustle
# Christmas Hustle

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

Dec 21st 2015, 9:11 AM 21,129 Views 27 Comments

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
# Burglary
# Burglary

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

Nov 29th 2015, 12:28 PM 20,492 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dislike
# Dislike

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

Sep 25th 2015, 9:26 PM 35,850 Views 11 Comments

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
# Mark As Spam
# Mark As Spam

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

Aug 24th 2015, 3:39 PM 9,654 Views 9 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

Aug 11th 2015, 8:38 AM 23,838 Views 42 Comments

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
# Heartless
# Heartless

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

Aug 10th 2015, 10:16 AM 17,556 Views 20 Comments

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
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

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

Aug 6th 2015, 3:24 PM 32,216 Views 32 Comments

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

# scam - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Judge throws out insurance claim saying gangs of Travellers and Roma are staging car crashes
# Crash Into Me
# Crash Into Me

Judge throws out insurance claim saying gangs of Travellers and Roma are staging car crashes

Jul 9th 2015, 3:03 PM 40,145 Views 80 Comments

The €38,000 scam was thrown out yesterday.

# scam - Monday 22 June, 2015

A lot of Irish businesses are getting scammed
# Scammed
# Scammed

A lot of Irish businesses are getting scammed

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:20 AM 22,018 Views 21 Comments

No, he’s not the Prince of Nigeria.

# scam - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life
# Extortion
# Extortion

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life

Jun 16th 2015, 9:17 AM 42,445 Views 39 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

Jun 13th 2015, 2:21 PM 25,315 Views 88 Comments

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

# scam - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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

Woman sends online 'boyfriend' $1.4m, without ever meeting him

Feb 28th 2015, 2:55 PM 9,908 Views 12 Comments

No scrubs.

# scam - Friday 13 February, 2015

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies
# Sting
# Sting

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies

Feb 13th 2015, 8:04 PM 19,444 Views 6 Comments

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
# Perth
# Perth

Five Irish men charged over Australian home repair scam investigation

Feb 4th 2015, 12:59 PM 18,164 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pouring Cold Water
# Pouring Cold Water

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

Dec 18th 2014, 4:39 PM 23,346 Views 15 Comments

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

# scam - Friday 5 December, 2014

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

Hozier fans caught out by fake ticket scam at Dublin gig

Dec 5th 2014, 12:59 PM 18,770 Views 33 Comments

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
# Scammers
# Scammers

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,963 Views 48 Comments

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
# Dont Be Caught Out
# Dont Be Caught Out

Be careful, scammers are still targeting Irish home phone users

Aug 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 35,704 Views 76 Comments

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
# Facebook
# Facebook

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

Aug 17th 2014, 11:30 AM 11,858 Views 2 Comments

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
# Eagle Eyes
# Eagle Eyes

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

Aug 16th 2014, 4:30 PM 31,364 Views 24 Comments

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