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#scammers

# scammers - Thursday 22 September, 2022

US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
# Scammers
# Scammers

US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog

Sep 22nd 2022, 10:28 PM 21,089 Views 10 Comments

Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.

# scammers - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Three men sentenced for romance fraud that scammed woman out of €254,000
# Courts
# Courts

Three men sentenced for romance fraud that scammed woman out of €254,000

Jul 28th 2022, 10:43 PM 32,557 Views 0 Comments

The woman gave her life savings to the scammers and spent her own money to fly to Dubai at their request.

# scammers - Monday 23 August, 2021

Getting scam calls from numbers very similar to your own? It's called neighbour spoofing
# Scammers
# Scammers

Getting scam calls from numbers very similar to your own? It's called neighbour spoofing

Aug 23rd 2021, 6:15 AM 163,589 Views 42 Comments

Scam calls have become more common since the pandemic started.

# scammers - Monday 12 July, 2021

Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month
# Red C The Journal Poll
# Red C The Journal Poll

Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month

Jul 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,912 Views 68 Comments
  • 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.

# scammers - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
# Scam Texts
# Scam Texts

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 37,019 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

# scammers - Friday 25 June, 2021

People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue
# Scammers
# Scammers

People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue

Jun 25th 2021, 9:30 PM 39,609 Views 34 Comments

Gardaí and the Department of Social Protection have issued warnings about scam calls.

# scammers - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
# Scams
# Scams

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 31,113 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

# scammers - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
# Scammers
# Scammers

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK

Oct 6th 2020, 7:13 AM 62,511 Views 21 Comments

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.

# scammers - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,644 Views 11 Comments

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

# scammers - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams
# Banking
# Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,336 Views 21 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

# scammers - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season
# Scammers
# Scammers

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season

Dec 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,898 Views 4 Comments

The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.

# scammers - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Internet fraudsters caught out after mistakenly ringing garda station
# Phishing Scam
# Phishing Scam

Internet fraudsters caught out after mistakenly ringing garda station

Aug 10th 2019, 11:55 AM 70,372 Views 36 Comments

The caller claimed to be from Eir, and the company has warned the public what to look out for with these scams.

# scammers - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank
# Be Careful
# Be Careful

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank

Mar 29th 2018, 4:28 PM 27,123 Views 18 Comments

“Vishing doesn’t indicate a data breach or account compromise”, the bank said.

# scammers - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in  iTunes gift card scam
# Scammers
# Scammers

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

Feb 20th 2018, 10:54 PM 26,026 Views 52 Comments

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.

# scammers - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Australian Embassy says Irish are welcome and valued in wake of Minister's comments
# Warm Welcome
# Warm Welcome

Australian Embassy says Irish are welcome and valued in wake of Minister's comments

Nov 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 21,673 Views 55 Comments

The embassy added that Irish people have made a hugely positive contribution to Australia.

# scammers - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Australian minister tells homeowners to 'automatically' tell Irish people to get away from their door
# G'way Mate
# G'way Mate

Australian minister tells homeowners to 'automatically' tell Irish people to get away from their door

Oct 31st 2017, 12:10 PM 167,571 Views 139 Comments

In a series of tweets, Kairouz apologised for causing offence.

# scammers - Friday 23 June, 2017

Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks
# Scammers
# Scammers

Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:44 AM 36,218 Views 23 Comments

As the level of online shopping increases, ‘card not present’ fraud is on the rise.

# scammers - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains

Apr 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 129,158 Views 101 Comments

Irish Rail said it is cracking down on the organised begging.

# scammers - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
# Don't Get Duped
# Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,780 Views 51 Comments

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

# scammers - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster

Jul 6th 2016, 8:22 PM 29,171 Views 10 Comments

Scammers are trying to lure targets in with promises of fake vouchers.

# scammers - 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 10,449 Views 12 Comments

No scrubs.

# scammers - 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 27,010 Views 48 Comments

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

# scammers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details
# Card Details
# Card Details

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:35 PM 24,091 Views 21 Comments

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