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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,248 Views 21 Comments

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

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%
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Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Mar 31st 2020, 1:52 PM 9,940 Views 5 Comments

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users
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Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

Feb 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 36,779 Views 8 Comments

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day
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Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

Feb 13th 2020, 11:29 AM 30,266 Views 16 Comments

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation
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Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation

Feb 5th 2020, 9:24 AM 24,941 Views 0 Comments

It was reported that 18 ATMs were targeted last month, resulting in the theft of money from customers’ accounts.

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
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Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,099 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show
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Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show

Dec 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 7,048 Views 15 Comments

Homicide and burglary offences have fallen in the past 12 months.

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

Dec 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,791 Views 4 Comments

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

Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud
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Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud

Dec 6th 2019, 4:38 PM 21,119 Views 0 Comments

A sum of money, phones and a laptop were also seized during the operation.

Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam
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# Invoice Fraud

Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam

Nov 11th 2019, 7:23 AM 35,200 Views 26 Comments

In recent weeks, there has been a “noticeable increase” in this type of crime, according to gardaí.

Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin
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Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin

Nov 5th 2019, 10:19 AM 20,084 Views 0 Comments

The ATM attacks were carried out in a number of areas including Drogheda, Swords and Blanchardstown.

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 
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# Money Mules

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 

Oct 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,807 Views 14 Comments

Spikes in money mule recruiting activity are often seen at the start of new terms, according to experts in the field of fraud.

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork
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Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork

Oct 6th 2019, 2:13 PM 22,341 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí issued a warning for those who suspect they have been victims of bogus traders.

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016
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Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

Oct 5th 2019, 7:15 AM 18,206 Views 21 Comments

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases
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Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases

Sep 27th 2019, 3:21 PM 6,773 Views 4 Comments

The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.

An Post issues warning over scam text messages
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An Post issues warning over scam text messages

Sep 14th 2019, 11:57 AM 49,895 Views 18 Comments

An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.

Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals
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Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals

Sep 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 142,295 Views 43 Comments

On average, there are 1,600 cases of money muling reported by Irish banks each year.

Football agent among two arrests made in transfer fraud raids linked to Premier League deal
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Football agent among two arrests made in transfer fraud raids linked to Premier League deal

Sep 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,404 Views 2 Comments

The police investigation has resulted in seven raids across Belgium, Monaco and London.

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details
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Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

Aug 21st 2019, 1:47 PM 18,765 Views 8 Comments

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims
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HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

Aug 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 33,867 Views 22 Comments

The majority of these investigations centre around the practice known as phased dispensing.

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam
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HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam

Aug 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 58,989 Views 33 Comments

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

Man arrested in Garda crackdown on €29m VAT fraud scheme
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Man arrested in Garda crackdown on €29m VAT fraud scheme

Aug 8th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,203 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are working with police in the UK as part of the investigation.

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam
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Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam

Jul 30th 2019, 8:27 AM 17,904 Views 0 Comments

Garret Hevey (43) and David Peile (42) were involved in Arden Forestry Management (Arden FM).

Dutch man who falsely claimed €200k in social welfare while outside Ireland is jailed for four years
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Dutch man who falsely claimed €200k in social welfare while outside Ireland is jailed for four years

Jul 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 43,933 Views 65 Comments

Letters sent to his house in the Dublin 15 were redirected to his address outside the country.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
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Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 59,991 Views 30 Comments

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area
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Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area

Jul 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 13,081 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating fraud related insurance ghost brokering activities throughout the State.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
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The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 12,894 Views 20 Comments

And what can be done to fix the industry?

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money
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Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

May 15th 2019, 5:39 PM 14,416 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
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Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 46,584 Views 53 Comments

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

Hundreds of people affected by a dozen websites offering 'fast and easy' loans
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# Advance Fee Fraud

Hundreds of people affected by a dozen websites offering 'fast and easy' loans

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 11:10 AM 33,241 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí estimate that between 800 to 1,000 people have been affected by “advance fee fraud” in recent months.

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000
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# Anna Sorokin

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000

Apr 26th 2019, 9:14 AM 45,404 Views 49 Comments

Anna Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune.

Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang
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Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang

Apr 16th 2019, 10:48 PM 13,580 Views 0 Comments

A large amount of fraud paraphernalia was found at the property in Co Donegal.

'Money mule' warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway
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'Money mule' warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway

Apr 10th 2019, 10:55 AM 12,977 Views 4 Comments

The practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money.

Trump's ex-campaign chief sentenced to almost four years in prison
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# Paul Manafort

Trump's ex-campaign chief sentenced to almost four years in prison

Mar 8th 2019, 7:23 AM 12,930 Views 0 Comments

Paul Manafort was jailed for tax crimes and bank fraud.

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam
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'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Feb 19th 2019, 2:55 PM 71,916 Views 35 Comments

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

Elderly woman pressured into buying 12 chainsaws, 11 generators and 7 power washers
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Elderly woman pressured into buying 12 chainsaws, 11 generators and 7 power washers

Jan 29th 2019, 12:14 PM 46,011 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued fraud advice to the public following the incident.

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports
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Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports

Jan 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 99,108 Views 0 Comments

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam
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# Email Scam

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam

Jan 16th 2019, 8:55 AM 65,814 Views 42 Comments

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media
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# Money Mules

Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 37,693 Views 26 Comments

The teenager said she didn’t know what she was doing was illegal.

Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin
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Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin

Dec 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 32,462 Views 0 Comments

All three men are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am this morning.