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Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam
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Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam

Sep 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 63,402 Views 6 Comments
  • An attempted scam took place over two days last week at an estate in north Dublin, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Officers are urging householders in the area to be on the alert for suspicious callers.
  • One charity has described the attempted scam as 'despicable'.
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.

Gardaí warn of text scam telling people of 'unusual activity' on Permanent TSB account
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Gardaí warn of text scam telling people of 'unusual activity' on Permanent TSB account

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:51 AM 14,377 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí say the fraudsters want your personal data so they can steal money.

Gardaí say Irish fraud victims have lost thousands on fake news articles about high-yield investments
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Gardaí say Irish fraud victims have lost thousands on fake news articles about high-yield investments

Jul 10th 2021, 9:00 AM 22,479 Views 24 Comments

Victims of investment fraud are usually in their 60s and the average amount lost is €37,000.

Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:34 PM 74,410 Views 53 Comments

Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.

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 34,151 Views 20 Comments

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

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.

Criminal Assets Bureau take possession of house in Killarney raid as part of investigation into bogus home repair gang
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Criminal Assets Bureau take possession of house in Killarney raid as part of investigation into bogus home repair gang

Apr 22nd 2021, 1:20 PM 58,309 Views 0 Comments

Operation Tarmac began in 2016 and ended today with the seizure of the home.

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 26,798 Views 7 Comments

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

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official
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'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 12:45 PM 76,088 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Social Protection never requests bank account details from its customers by phone or SMS.

Man charged in Kerry over suspected investment fraud
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Man charged in Kerry over suspected investment fraud

Mar 15th 2021, 8:05 PM 38,408 Views 0 Comments

Three victims reported losses totalling some €125,000.

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
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Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

Mar 9th 2021, 7:29 AM 16,253 Views 5 Comments

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.

'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.

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
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Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,615 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
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People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 11:39 AM 25,475 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam
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Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam

Jan 18th 2021, 5:50 PM 70,636 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí are aware of a scam in which people are asked to pay additional cost for customs clearance.

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

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
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Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,636 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam
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Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

Aug 10th 2020, 1:07 PM 33,633 Views 43 Comments

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member
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'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member

Aug 10th 2020, 8:54 AM 26,252 Views 7 Comments

The scam has been reported to gardaí by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

Quiz: This is your chance to test how much you know about seeds
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Quiz: This is your chance to test how much you know about seeds

Aug 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 52,250 Views 25 Comments

Yes, seeds.

Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?
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Poll: Have you ever received a smishing text message?

Aug 7th 2020, 9:28 AM 48,537 Views 54 Comments

Smishing scams are all too common.

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
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Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 66,602 Views 86 Comments

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
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Gardaí warn of text message scam telling people their AIB bank card has been compromised

Jul 28th 2020, 10:54 PM 27,044 Views 16 Comments

Individuals are then asked to send the card to one of three addresses.

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team
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HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 23,931 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

Youth arrested as gardaí and Bank of Ireland warn of text message 'smishing' scam
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Youth arrested as gardaí and Bank of Ireland warn of text message 'smishing' scam

Jun 17th 2020, 8:51 PM 64,972 Views 18 Comments

A number of reports have been received by gardaí in relation to this scam.

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam
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People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

May 20th 2020, 5:58 PM 18,262 Views 7 Comments

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls
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Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls

May 16th 2020, 4:22 PM 32,852 Views 9 Comments

An Garda Síochána said the fraudsters are seeking the person’s personal data in these cases.

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country
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Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

May 12th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,335 Views 30 Comments

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
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People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 47,252 Views 13 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card
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Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card

Apr 24th 2020, 5:58 PM 16,229 Views 10 Comments

This scam has been highlighted previously but has re-emerged in recent days with a slight twist.

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI
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People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI

Apr 19th 2020, 4:59 PM 37,441 Views 15 Comments

Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam
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Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam

Updated Apr 14th 2020, 11:50 AM 62,227 Views 0 Comments

The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.

Gardaí issue warning to Irish Netflix users over fraudulent email scam
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Gardaí issue warning to Irish Netflix users over fraudulent email scam

Apr 9th 2020, 11:13 PM 59,105 Views 12 Comments

Fraudsters try to obtain users’ bank details under the guise of a request to update their Netflix account.

Coronavirus scam warning: 'You will not get phone calls asking for your bank details from the government'
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Coronavirus scam warning: 'You will not get phone calls asking for your bank details from the government'

Mar 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 14,014 Views 20 Comments

There have been a number of reported cases.

Gardaí investigating PhoneWatch scam arrest man in Co Clare
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Gardaí investigating PhoneWatch scam arrest man in Co Clare

Mar 5th 2020, 1:28 PM 25,241 Views 10 Comments

Similar scams have been taking place in Tipperary, Limerick and Cork.

Gardaí warn of people pretending to be Phone Watch employees and stealing debit card details
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Gardaí warn of people pretending to be Phone Watch employees and stealing debit card details

Mar 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 18,203 Views 15 Comments

The scams have been taking place in Tipperary, Limerick and Cork.

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

Feb 24th 2020, 8:31 PM 59,117 Views 17 Comments

It comes after a number of customers received a text telling them to reactivate their online banking.

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as  'prop money' with value of over €430k seized
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Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as 'prop money' with value of over €430k seized

Feb 24th 2020, 12:20 PM 27,942 Views 32 Comments

The use of fraudulent currency when making purchases is an offence.

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