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#Online Scam

# online-scam - This year 2022

Gardaí probe 'fake rental' scams on Facebook Marketplace
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí probe 'fake rental' scams on Facebook Marketplace

Jul 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 11,184 Views 6 Comments

People have been conned out of thousands of euro.

# online-scam - All time

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 48,484 Views 13 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

'I was shaking. I felt so lost and miserable': Sextortion victim on how online con made his life hell
# Sextortion
# Sextortion

'I was shaking. I felt so lost and miserable': Sextortion victim on how online con made his life hell

Dec 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 42,863 Views 7 Comments

A new TG4 documentary is examining the concept of online shaming.

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

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

Feb 13th 2017, 9:18 AM 10,266 Views 4 Comments

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

Man arrested after 'attempting to sell stolen car he advertised online'
# Smashing The Car-tel
# Smashing The Car-tel

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

Nov 16th 2016, 5:58 PM 24,582 Views 18 Comments

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

Former US governor candidate stranded in Ukraine after online dating scam
# Stranded
From The Daily Edge
# Stranded

Former US governor candidate stranded in Ukraine after online dating scam

Nov 16th 2011, 6:48 PM 6,653 Views 25 Comments

“I was looking for a Ukrainian mate, a partner, somebody who would stay with me, be my wife,” said 53-year-old Cary Dolego.