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Getting scam calls from numbers very similar to your own? It's called neighbour spoofing
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Getting scam calls from numbers very similar to your own? It's called neighbour spoofing

Aug 23rd 2021, 6:15 AM 158,009 Views 41 Comments

Scam calls have become more common since the pandemic started.

Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month
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Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month

Jul 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,000 Views 68 Comments
  • Almost three-quarters of Irish adults said they received a scam call from an Irish number at some point over the past month.
  • A new survey from Red C/The Journal shows half of adults received a call in the last week, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • Recent common scam calls consist of a pre-recorded message purporting to be from the Department of Social Protection.
Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
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Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 32,675 Views 21 Comments

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

People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue
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People reminded to hang up scam calls and not engage as reports continue

Jun 25th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,853 Views 34 Comments

Gardaí and the Department of Social Protection have issued warnings about scam calls.

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 30,852 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
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Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK

Oct 6th 2020, 7:13 AM 62,361 Views 21 Comments

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic
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Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,612 Views 11 Comments

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

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 20,310 Views 21 Comments

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

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 21,833 Views 4 Comments

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

Internet fraudsters caught out after mistakenly ringing garda station
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# Phishing Scam

Internet fraudsters caught out after mistakenly ringing garda station

Aug 10th 2019, 11:55 AM 70,344 Views 36 Comments

The caller claimed to be from Eir, and the company has warned the public what to look out for with these scams.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank
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# Be Careful

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank

Mar 29th 2018, 4:28 PM 26,284 Views 18 Comments

“Vishing doesn’t indicate a data breach or account compromise”, the bank said.

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in  iTunes gift card scam
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Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

Feb 20th 2018, 10:54 PM 25,960 Views 53 Comments

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.

Australian Embassy says Irish are welcome and valued in wake of Minister's comments
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Australian Embassy says Irish are welcome and valued in wake of Minister's comments

Nov 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 21,650 Views 55 Comments

The embassy added that Irish people have made a hugely positive contribution to Australia.

Australian minister tells homeowners to 'automatically' tell Irish people to get away from their door
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Australian minister tells homeowners to 'automatically' tell Irish people to get away from their door

Oct 31st 2017, 12:10 PM 167,440 Views 139 Comments

In a series of tweets, Kairouz apologised for causing offence.

Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks
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Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:44 AM 36,192 Views 21 Comments

As the level of online shopping increases, ‘card not present’ fraud is on the rise.

At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains
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At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains

Apr 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 128,907 Views 101 Comments

Irish Rail said it is cracking down on the organised begging.

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
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AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,672 Views 52 Comments

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster
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SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster

Jul 6th 2016, 8:22 PM 29,125 Views 10 Comments

Scammers are trying to lure targets in with promises of fake vouchers.

Woman sends online 'boyfriend' $1.4m, without ever meeting him
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# Love Hurts

Woman sends online 'boyfriend' $1.4m, without ever meeting him

Feb 28th 2015, 2:55 PM 10,096 Views 12 Comments

No scrubs.

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live
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Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,981 Views 48 Comments

Deposits are being paid to fraudsters for non-existent properties.

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details
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Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:35 PM 24,066 Views 21 Comments

In one case, the scammers convinced a shop assistant to ask customers for their pin numbers.