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#Scam

# 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

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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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.

# scam - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.

# scam - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Saorview warns of door-to-door TV 'sales' scam

The free digital TV service advises customers that they don’t offer door-to-door sales, and warns people about visitors.

# scam - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad Stem Cell Research This post contains videos

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad

Desperately ill Irish patients have been travelling abroad to undergo unapproved stem cell therapies after receiving false assurances that conditions will improve or be cured.

# scam - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam

Messages have been sent out targeting job hunters which look for a payment for a visa, which the email says it necessary to apply for a job at Ryanair.

# scam - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.

# scam - Friday 6 August, 2010

A CANADIAN woman has faked having terminal cancer and has raised over $20,000 in charity donations.

23-year-old Ashley Anne Kirilow, told people that she had several forms of untreatable cancer and set up a charity “Change for Cancer” to raise money.

She had gone to the doctor for the removal of a benign lump in her breast, but instead told people that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She later elaborated on the lie, adding that she had ovarian and brain cancer.

Kirilow shaved her head, waxed her eyebrows, plucked out her eyelashes, and went on a diet to make it appear as if she was undergoing chemotherapy.

On her MySpace page she wrote:

“Hey I’m Ashley, I have been battling several types of cancer for over a year now. Every day is a challenge and I have to fight for my life, I now appreciate the smaller things in life that most people take for granted. I love to meet new people so feel free to add me and chat.”

Under “occupation” Kirilow wrote: “Fighting for my life”

According to the Toronto Star, Kirilow told people that her parents were dead. However they are both alive and well.

Her father, Mike Kirilow, did not believe that his daughter was telling the truth when she told him she had cancer. He threatened to call the police when he realised that she had been scamming people.

Volunteers claim that Kirilow raised $20,000 but she denies this saying that the amount she raised was less than $5,000.

The Toronto Star reports that she said: “I dug myself a big hole that I couldn’t get out of,” Ashley said. “And there’s nobody to blame but me.”

She has allegedly said that she only lied to get her family’s attention and that she wants to pay back all the money.
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