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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# smishing

Last month
November 2023
Nine arrested as part of investigation into money laundering and smishing
Gardaí have seized €1.12 million in cryptocurrency as part of the investigation.
This year
Range Rover, passports and mobile phones seized as part of international fraud search in Tallaght
In addition to a ‘high value’ Range Rover, which is suspected by gardaí to have been purchased with the proceeds of crime, a number of other items were seized.
Bank of Ireland warning customers of increase in 'Hi mum/dad' scam texts
These messages ultimately lead the customer to website links that are not genuine.
Last year
'They were so convincing': RTÉ journalist details ‘very sophisticated’ scam that drained his savings
The fraudsters spoofed AIB phone numbers to make the scam appear legitimate.
Two more people arrested in Dublin in anti-fraud investigation
203 people have been arrested under Operation Skein to date for money laundering and other offences.
Man (20s) arrested over smishing scam targeting people nationwide
He is being held at Ballymun Garda Station.
Gardaí see fraud using text, email and phone calls treble in last twelve months
Detectives have issued a warning for people to be aware of the con-artists vishing, smishing or phishing tactics.
All time
College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers
Akeen Olojuwon Ahmed appeared at Dublin District Court today.
Gardaí warn of text scam telling people to book a Covid test or vaccine appointment
They have advised the public not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.
Gardaí warn of text scam telling people of 'unusual activity' on Permanent TSB account
Gardaí say the fraudsters want your personal data so they can steal money.
Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.
Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.
AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks
Gardaí are warning bank users not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.
Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.
Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam
The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.
Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?
Smishing scams are all too common.
Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.
Gardaí warn of text message scam telling people their AIB bank card has been compromised
Individuals are then asked to send the card to one of three addresses.
Youth arrested as gardaí and Bank of Ireland warn of text message 'smishing' scam
A number of reports have been received by gardaí in relation to this scam.
Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details
People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
A link in the message might contain malware.