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Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

A link in the message might contain malware.

BANK OF IRELAND has warned over a ‘smishing’ scam that sees fake texts being sent to customers.

The text wrongly says that the customer’s Bank of Ireland online access has been “locked for security reasons”.

It includes a link that customers are told to click on in order to confirm their details:

In response to queries from customers on Twitter, Bank of Ireland advised not to click on the link in the ‘smishing’ texts as it may contain malware.

It advised customers to delete the messages.

Malware is malicious software that can be used to gather information stored on a person’s phone.

More information on security can be found on the Bank of Ireland website.

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