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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 9,892 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 6,418 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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Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

Sep 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 64,762 Views 20 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 14,787 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 11,546 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 25,596 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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Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company

Aug 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,428 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
# Banks And Organised Crime
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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 31,772 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 33,922 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 48,932 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 58,154 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 15,328 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 30,925 Views 11 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 19,215 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 29,790 Views 31 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 34,150 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 18,676 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 60,547 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 39,721 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 66,191 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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# Watch Out

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

Apr 11th 2021, 9:25 AM 26,798 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 35,605 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
# Riyad Mahrez
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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 73,330 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 15,738 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 29,305 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 47,623 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 38,623 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí say mortgage charges were fraudulently removed from 12 properties.

Man charged over international invoice redirection fraud
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Man charged over international invoice redirection fraud

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:53 AM 39,654 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found that €430,000 had been transferred in fraudulent transactions.

Man arrested and charged after €6K allegedly stolen from breastfeeding charity
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Man arrested and charged after €6K allegedly stolen from breastfeeding charity

Feb 4th 2021, 9:00 PM 19,171 Views 0 Comments

The man is due in court in June.

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks
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AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:21 PM 28,178 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí are warning bank users not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans
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# Liteway Loans

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans

Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,523 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí have also issued a warning.

Woman arrested in €1.2 million credit union fraud investigation released without charge
# North Dublin
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# North Dublin

Woman arrested in €1.2 million credit union fraud investigation released without charge

Dec 11th 2020, 7:38 PM 28,713 Views 6 Comments

A file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí and BOI warn consumers to be extra vigilant amid spate of parcel fraud texts
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Gardaí and BOI warn consumers to be extra vigilant amid spate of parcel fraud texts

Dec 11th 2020, 3:50 PM 35,489 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are advising the public to never click on an unsolicited text or email.

Woman arrested in relation to misappropriation of €1.2 million at Dublin credit union
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Woman arrested in relation to misappropriation of €1.2 million at Dublin credit union

Dec 10th 2020, 6:30 PM 50,603 Views 25 Comments

The 60-year-old woman is being detained at Balbriggan Garda Station.

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims
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Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims

Dec 8th 2020, 3:43 PM 13,946 Views 0 Comments

Personal data was collected through a phishing email and used to make applications for the pandemic unemployment payment.

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
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# Smishing

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Dec 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 104,451 Views 16 Comments

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 warns customers not to fall for investment scams
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Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:12 PM 12,300 Views 2 Comments

The bank issued a fraud alert today following an increase in reports of incidence of investment fraud.

Gardaí identify 28 people suspected of involvement in Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
# Sold A Pup
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# Sold A Pup

Gardaí identify 28 people suspected of involvement in Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:23 PM 154,272 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí seized documentation during a planned raid.

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster
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Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster

Nov 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 141,511 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said that an investigation was ongoing.

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k
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Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k

Oct 9th 2020, 6:45 PM 61,066 Views 31 Comments

The man was arrested in Cork city this morning.

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