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#Scam

# scam - Yesterday’s News

# scam - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

# scam - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill

Revenue advised anyone who received such a call to contact their local revenue office.

# scam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# scam - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

The gardaí were called to defuse the argument.

# scam - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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

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

# scam - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams

A number of “vishing” cases have been brought to the Gardaí’s attention in the past few weeks.

# scam - Saturday 20 January, 2018

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams

A number of elderly people were contacted by a scammer pretending to work for British Telecom (BT).

# scam - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'

The man conned a woman he met through the dating website smooch.com over five months in 2013.

# scam - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam

A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes

He used forged ‘all area access’ passes to bring concertgoers into the stadium.

# scam - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

# scam - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia

She appeared in court this week to appeal her sentence.

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years

He used the site to sell stolen livestock trailers.

# scam - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge 11 spot on responses to those annoying Liberian scam calls Irish people keep getting Hello Chad

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# scam - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam? Ring Ring This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?

People in Ireland have reported receiving calls from unknown numbers based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Mauritania and Seychelles.

# scam - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# scam - Friday 8 September, 2017

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman

The woman had googled a helpline number to gain access to her emails, and called up what she thought was Google’s call centre.

# scam - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# scam - Friday 7 July, 2017

Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam

Fraudsters are ordering items from suppliers under legitimate company names.

# scam - Friday 16 June, 2017

National Lottery warns public about Euromillions phone scam

These calls appear to have escalated in the last few days, the National Lottery said.

# scam - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Australian tax office deputy accused of conspiracy to defraud the government of €110 million

His son and daughter were also arrested over the scheme.

Dublin hotel advertised as 120-room luxury getaway is actually a two-up, two-down in Booterstown

Foreign workers claim to have been offered jobs at the hotel.

# scam - Thursday 11 May, 2017

National Lottery issues warning over 'Euromillions scam'

A spokeswoman said that a mystery phone caller offering free plays has no affiliation to the National Lottery.

# scam - Friday 7 April, 2017

Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund

The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.

# scam - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

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

# scam - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

# scam - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Britain owes the EU nearly €2 billion after ignoring a Chinese scam

The scheme also cost other EU countries — such as France, Germany, Spain and Italy — €3.2 billion.

# scam - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam

The men were to get €100 between them for their role although no money was ever exchanged.

# scam - Monday 13 February, 2017

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.

# scam - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters

The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.

# scam - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Man arrested after 'attempting to sell stolen car he advertised online'

Gardaí have issued advice to any potential car buyers to double check the vehicle is legitimate.

# scam - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin

Greyhound Recycling said it was evidence of organised criminals being involved with the sale of the bags.

# scam - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

London woman loses life savings after being targeted by 'romance scammers'

Over the course of two years, she sent more than £65,000 (€75,000) to a man in Ghana.

# scam - Friday 22 July, 2016

Students warned Leaving Cert results night festival is a "straight-up scam"

Over 2,700 people had signalled their interest in the festival.

# scam - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Gardaí catch youths in Kerry operating suicide charity collection scam

Their fake identity badges were taken from them and the money they collected will go to the charity they pretended they were working for.

# scam - Monday 13 June, 2016

Houses, flats, holidays and McGregor tickets: Man up in court for multiple scams on friends

One couple gave him €76,000 for a property but he later admitted to “squandering” the cash on an Audi, a rugby tour and a holiday to New York.

# scam - Friday 27 May, 2016

Investigation after GAA player targeted in online sex scam

It’s reported that the senior Ulster player was hoaxed into performing a sex act online and the recording was then used to blackmail him.

# scam - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

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