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

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

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 30,632 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies
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# Cryptocurrency

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies

May 20th 2021, 9:02 AM 22,849 Views 74 Comments

People are being conned out of up to €50k.

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams
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# Vaccines

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams

Mar 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 23,185 Views 2 Comments

People are falsely told they are being offered a vaccine, and then asked to provide personal information.

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details
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# Stay Alert

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:15 PM 16,772 Views 5 Comments

One person claiming to represent the Department of Agriculture has been phoning farmers asking for bank details.

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

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

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,611 Views 11 Comments

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

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi
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# Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 18,257 Views 8 Comments

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live
# Student Accommodation
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# Student Accommodation

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 21st 2017, 12:00 AM 22,029 Views 22 Comments

With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
# CAO 2016
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# CAO 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 552 Views 25 Comments

Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.

Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam
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# Be Vigilant

Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam

Feb 3rd 2016, 8:13 PM 41,304 Views 42 Comments

The European Consumer Centre issued the warning for Irish people today.

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story
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# London

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Dec 11th 2015, 10:41 PM 20,751 Views 14 Comments

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

This dad trolled a Craiglist scammer in the most perfect way
# Keep On Trollin
# Keep On Trollin

This dad trolled a Craiglist scammer in the most perfect way

Sep 30th 2015, 10:03 PM 10,749 Views 2 Comments

Well played, Nicholas Cage.

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"
# Vishing
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# Vishing

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"

Sep 25th 2015, 8:39 AM 34,644 Views 55 Comments

People have lost a lot of money.

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam
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# Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 28,835 Views 22 Comments

This is a public service broadcast.

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
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# Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Sep 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,111 Views 25 Comments

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion
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# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion

Aug 3rd 2014, 11:30 AM 10,393 Views 3 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams
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# Scams

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

Oct 1st 2012, 12:25 PM 6,986 Views 19 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams
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Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:55 PM 4,055 Views 3 Comments

The ISE has seen an increase in attempted ‘boiler room scams’ in the past few weeks.

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
# Review 2011
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# Review 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 3:00 PM 3,433 Views 2 Comments

Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner
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# Data Fail

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner

Jul 11th 2011, 7:21 PM 548 Views 6 Comments

Office of DPC warns that phone messages purporting to be from them and asking for name, address and PPSN number are false.

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams
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# Scams

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

Apr 1st 2011, 7:43 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

National Consumer Agency warns people to be aware of possible scams and if in doubt, to ask questions.

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic
# Fake Text
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# Fake Text

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic

Mar 16th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,302 Views 0 Comments

Philippine authorities have called for investigation into fake text purporting to be from the BBC, as anonymous hoaxer adds names of survivors to list of confirmed dead.