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# scammers

Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Scammers targeting renters in arrears 'preying on the most vulnerable'
Fraudsters are masquerading as Dublin City Council, attempting to con those in financial difficulty.
This year
Fraudsters impersonating gardaí target schools with scam emails
Some scammers have even sent fraudulent emails in Irish.
Last year
US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.
Three men sentenced for romance fraud that scammed woman out of €254,000
The woman gave her life savings to the scammers and spent her own money to fly to Dubai at their request.
All time
Getting scam calls from numbers very similar to your own? It's called neighbour spoofing
Scam calls have become more common since the pandemic started.
Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month
About half of people received a scam call in the last week, a Red C/The Journal poll has found.
Almost three-quarters of Irish adults said they received a scam call from an Irish number at some point over the past month.
A new survey from Red C/The Journal shows half of adults received a call in the last week, Orla Dwyer reports.
Recent common scam calls consist of a pre-recorded message purporting to be from the Department of Social Protection.
Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.
People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue
Gardaí and the Department of Social Protection have issued warnings about scam calls.
Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
Be careful with your cash.
Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.
Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic
The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.
Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams
Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.
Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season
The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.
Internet fraudsters caught out after mistakenly ringing garda station
The caller claimed to be from Eir, and the company has warned the public what to look out for with these scams.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank
“Vishing doesn’t indicate a data breach or account compromise”, the bank said.
Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam
In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.
Australian Embassy says Irish are welcome and valued in wake of Minister's comments
The embassy added that Irish people have made a hugely positive contribution to Australia.
Australian minister tells homeowners to 'automatically' tell Irish people to get away from their door
In a series of tweets, Kairouz apologised for causing offence.
Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks
As the level of online shopping increases, ‘card not present’ fraud is on the rise.
At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains
Irish Rail said it is cracking down on the organised begging.
AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.
SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster
Scammers are trying to lure targets in with promises of fake vouchers.
Woman sends online 'boyfriend' $1.4m, without ever meeting him
No scrubs.
Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live
Deposits are being paid to fraudsters for non-existent properties.
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.