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Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
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Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers

Jun 10th 2022, 9:28 PM 16,793 Views 2 Comments

The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
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Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'

May 3rd 2022, 5:41 PM 20,643 Views 0 Comments

It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
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Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims

Apr 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 35,020 Views 19 Comments

The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
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Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers

Mar 31st 2022, 1:38 PM 10,844 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.

Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021
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Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021

Mar 29th 2022, 1:37 PM 4,411 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are urging people to be careful with their personal information.

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
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Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 35,862 Views 2 Comments

She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
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# Elizabeth Holmes

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September

Jan 12th 2022, 8:14 AM 20,084 Views 7 Comments

Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.

72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
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72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information

Dec 21st 2021, 3:03 PM 5,877 Views 2 Comments

Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.

Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud
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Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud

Dec 21st 2021, 11:38 AM 30,443 Views 8 Comments

The alleged fraud involves the removal of mortgage charges from 12 properties.

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
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Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,463 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations
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# Fitness To Teach

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 72,200 Views 0 Comments

The Teaching Council met today online to decide the Fitness to Teach Inquiry.

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
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Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,053 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
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# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,327 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US
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Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US

Oct 1st 2021, 3:28 PM 9,934 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old was arrested following an intelligence-led vehicle stop in the north of the city.

Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
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Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year

Sep 29th 2021, 4:21 PM 6,554 Views 5 Comments

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
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# Dating Scam

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

Sep 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,418 Views 21 Comments
  • These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.
Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
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Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:06 PM 15,168 Views 13 Comments

It warned the public not to engage with the caller if they receive such a call.

English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status
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English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status

Aug 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,750 Views 0 Comments

Directors of the company are believed to have left Ireland in the last two months.

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
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Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro

Aug 10th 2021, 5:40 PM 26,218 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company
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# Fraud Probe

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company

Aug 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,081 Views 7 Comments
  • Directors of the company are believed to have left for Mexico, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • It is estimated that up to €250k has been obtained from students on a false basis.
  • Gardaí in north Dublin are investigating.
Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
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# Banks And Organised Crime

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang

Jul 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 31,891 Views 0 Comments

Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.

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

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 36,928 Views 21 Comments

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

From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland
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From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland

Jun 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,161 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí say that Ireland is a target for international organised fraud gangs.

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
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Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station

Jun 18th 2021, 5:57 PM 58,975 Views 19 Comments

The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering
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# Operation Skein

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:44 PM 15,513 Views 4 Comments

The man was arrested in Balbriggan, Co Dublin this morning.

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

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 31,079 Views 12 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud
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Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud

May 25th 2021, 12:38 PM 19,240 Views 0 Comments

Money mules are people who allow their bank accounts to be used to facilitate money laundering.

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
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HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,835 Views 32 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
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Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 34,343 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.

Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge
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Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge

May 14th 2021, 2:48 PM 18,726 Views 2 Comments

The two men were held at Terenure Garda Station before being released.

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
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Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud

May 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 60,747 Views 0 Comments

The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
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Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

May 7th 2021, 9:50 PM 40,404 Views 26 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer
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Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer

Apr 13th 2021, 4:35 PM 66,236 Views 7 Comments

He is currently detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
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Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

Apr 11th 2021, 9:25 AM 26,858 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

Man arrested over allegations of 200 insurance claims made using false identities
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# Operation Fraction

Man arrested over allegations of 200 insurance claims made using false identities

Apr 2nd 2021, 1:34 PM 35,658 Views 50 Comments

The man is being detained at a North Dublin garda station.

Forklift driver who went on €200k spending spree with Premier League player's bank card jailed for fraud
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# Riyad Mahrez

Forklift driver who went on €200k spending spree with Premier League player's bank card jailed for fraud

Mar 19th 2021, 10:45 PM 73,410 Views 40 Comments

A court heard the card was used at a casino in London, for hotels stays, at a nail salon and for meals at Nando’s and Greggs.

Gardaí warn of online shopping fraud after 50% increase in reported crimes
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Gardaí warn of online shopping fraud after 50% increase in reported crimes

Mar 11th 2021, 9:58 AM 15,776 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí said today that up to 10 million online transactions were carried out over the Christmas shopping period.

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
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'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

Mar 8th 2021, 1:08 PM 29,525 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears
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# David Williams

Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears

Mar 4th 2021, 9:21 PM 47,971 Views 0 Comments

David Williams was charged with 14 fraud offences.

Man arrested over €20 million property fraud
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Man arrested over €20 million property fraud

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:09 PM 38,649 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí say mortgage charges were fraudulently removed from 12 properties.

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