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#Fraud

# fraud - Saturday 23 January, 2021

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks
# Fraud
# Fraud

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks

Sat 12:21 PM 27,412 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí are warning bank users not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.

# fraud - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans
# Liteway Loans
# Liteway Loans

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans

Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,748 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí have also issued a warning.

# fraud - Friday 11 December, 2020

Woman arrested in €1.2 million credit union fraud investigation released without charge
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Woman arrested in €1.2 million credit union fraud investigation released without charge

Dec 11th 2020, 7:38 PM 28,405 Views 6 Comments

A file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí and BOI warn consumers to be extra vigilant amid spate of parcel fraud texts
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí and BOI warn consumers to be extra vigilant amid spate of parcel fraud texts

Dec 11th 2020, 3:50 PM 34,804 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are advising the public to never click on an unsolicited text or email.

# fraud - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Woman arrested in relation to misappropriation of €1.2 million at Dublin credit union
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Woman arrested in relation to misappropriation of €1.2 million at Dublin credit union

Dec 10th 2020, 6:30 PM 50,270 Views 25 Comments

The 60-year-old woman is being detained at Balbriggan Garda Station.

# fraud - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims

Dec 8th 2020, 3:43 PM 13,795 Views 0 Comments

Personal data was collected through a phishing email and used to make applications for the pandemic unemployment payment.

# fraud - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
# Smishing
# Smishing

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Dec 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 51,307 Views 16 Comments

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

# fraud - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:12 PM 12,089 Views 2 Comments

The bank issued a fraud alert today following an increase in reports of incidence of investment fraud.

# fraud - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Gardaí identify 28 people suspected of involvement in Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
# Sold A Pup
# Sold A Pup

Gardaí identify 28 people suspected of involvement in Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:23 PM 153,832 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí seized documentation during a planned raid.

# fraud - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster

Nov 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 141,020 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said that an investigation was ongoing.

# fraud - Friday 9 October, 2020

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k

Oct 9th 2020, 6:45 PM 60,909 Views 31 Comments

The man was arrested in Cork city this morning.

# fraud - Thursday 24 September, 2020

CAB seizes over €2 million worth of luxury cars in raids targeting international organised criminals
# Seized
# Seized

CAB seizes over €2 million worth of luxury cars in raids targeting international organised criminals

Sep 24th 2020, 3:20 PM 41,977 Views 23 Comments

Gardaí said these raids were carried out as part of a cyber-fraud and money-laundering investigation in the UK.

# fraud - Monday 21 September, 2020

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí
# Operation Ransom
# Operation Ransom

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí

Sep 21st 2020, 9:31 AM 28,677 Views 22 Comments

Young people in particular are being targeted by criminal organisations.

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24
# Fraud
# Fraud

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24

Sep 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 17,534 Views 6 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the dangers for teens and encourage their parents to look out for red flags.

# fraud - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Three men due in court in connection with romance and investment fraud investigation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Three men due in court in connection with romance and investment fraud investigation

Sep 19th 2020, 7:59 AM 25,641 Views 0 Comments

The men will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning at 10.30am.

# fraud - Monday 14 September, 2020

Gardaí arrest three men in romance and investment fraud investigation
# Romance Fraud
# Romance Fraud

Gardaí arrest three men in romance and investment fraud investigation

Sep 14th 2020, 7:06 PM 39,302 Views 7 Comments

One victim was convinced to transfer large sums of cash having met fraudsters on a dating website.

# fraud - Friday 4 September, 2020

Man (30s) arrested as part of investigation into invoice redirection fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man (30s) arrested as part of investigation into invoice redirection fraud

Sep 4th 2020, 4:37 PM 17,395 Views 4 Comments

This is the fifth arrest in relation to Operation Joggle.

# fraud - Friday 21 August, 2020

Man (30s) arrested in invoice redirection fraud investigation
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man (30s) arrested in invoice redirection fraud investigation

Aug 21st 2020, 4:59 PM 25,673 Views 0 Comments

Four arrests have been made as part of Operation Joggle.

# fraud - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Warning from gardaí after Dublin business conned out of €1.2m in invoice redirect fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Warning from gardaí after Dublin business conned out of €1.2m in invoice redirect fraud

Aug 13th 2020, 12:56 PM 47,783 Views 21 Comments

Police in Hong Kong assisted gardaí and managed to secure the money so it can be returned.

# fraud - Monday 10 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

Aug 10th 2020, 1:07 PM 32,895 Views 42 Comments

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

# fraud - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 64,927 Views 85 Comments

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# fraud - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation

Jul 28th 2020, 1:13 PM 17,662 Views 20 Comments

The investigation was sparked by a 2014 cyberfraud incident which the Bank of Ireland did not immediately report to the gardaí.

Man arrested over suspected invoice re-direct fraud in Co Kerry
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested over suspected invoice re-direct fraud in Co Kerry

Jul 28th 2020, 1:02 PM 22,500 Views 3 Comments

The arrested man has since been released from custody.

# fraud - Monday 13 July, 2020

Gardaí warn young people not to allow themselves to be used as 'money mules'
# Money Laundering
# Money Laundering

Gardaí warn young people not to allow themselves to be used as 'money mules'

Jul 13th 2020, 4:12 PM 20,504 Views 8 Comments

The warning follows the arrest of a man in his early 20s in West Cork last week.

# fraud - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team
# Scam
# Scam

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 23,777 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts
# Wage Payment
# Wage Payment

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

Jul 10th 2020, 2:52 PM 42,827 Views 18 Comments

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

# fraud - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision

Jul 9th 2020, 5:12 PM 27,643 Views 37 Comments

The man and woman were arrested at their home this morning.

# fraud - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Jul 2nd 2020, 3:12 PM 52,979 Views 13 Comments

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

# fraud - Monday 29 June, 2020

Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam

Jun 29th 2020, 10:40 PM 43,806 Views 15 Comments

The email encourages people to click on a link in order to get a jury number – Gardaí have warned people not to do this.

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial
# Guilty
# Guilty

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial

Jun 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 25,090 Views 16 Comments

Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed.

# fraud - Friday 22 May, 2020

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own

May 22nd 2020, 3:49 PM 46,843 Views 19 Comments

The man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin today.

# fraud - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments
# Payments
# Payments

Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments

May 21st 2020, 6:43 PM 134,470 Views 98 Comments

The man is currently being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

Man due in court over investigation into alleged bogus law firm offering immigration services
# Charged
# Charged

Man due in court over investigation into alleged bogus law firm offering immigration services

May 21st 2020, 8:38 AM 14,546 Views 0 Comments

He was arrested following searches in the Blessington area of Co Wicklow on Tuesday.

# fraud - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls

May 16th 2020, 4:22 PM 32,752 Views 9 Comments

An Garda Síochána said the fraudsters are seeking the person’s personal data in these cases.

# fraud - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country
# Fraud
# Fraud

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

May 12th 2020, 11:22 AM 20,918 Views 30 Comments

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

# fraud - Sunday 3 May, 2020

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

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

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,602 Views 11 Comments

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

# fraud - Friday 24 April, 2020

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card

Apr 24th 2020, 5:58 PM 16,216 Views 10 Comments

This scam has been highlighted previously but has re-emerged in recent days with a slight twist.

# fraud - Sunday 19 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI
# Fraud
# Fraud

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI

Apr 19th 2020, 4:59 PM 37,374 Views 15 Comments

Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam

Updated Apr 14th 2020, 11:50 AM 62,047 Views 0 Comments

The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.

# fraud - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false

Apr 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 87,426 Views 26 Comments

It’s not true.

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