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From TheJournal.ie Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi Safe Online Shopping

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live Student Accommodation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation CAO 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well played, Nicholas Cage.

From TheJournal.ie Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí" Vishing
From TheJournal.ie That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam Believe In Better

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

This is a public service broadcast.

From TheJournal.ie Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money' Bogus Callers

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

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion Week In Web

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams Scams

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams Scams

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner Data Fail

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.

From TheJournal.ie New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams Scams

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

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

From TheJournal.ie Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic Fake Text

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic

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.