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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Phishing

This year
Irish customer scammed after receiving bogus confirmation email from within app
Lee Lindsay was scammed out of €376 after he made a payment to a website purporting to be
Online bank fraud has risen by almost 50% since before the pandemic
Ireland is especially targeted with these activities and has the most instances of phishing out of any country.
People being warned over Credit Union text and call scam
Fraudster are sending a text message and/or making a phone call claiming to be from a credit union.
Last year
Gardaí see fraud using text, email and phone calls treble in last twelve months
Detectives have issued a warning for people to be aware of the con-artists vishing, smishing or phishing tactics.
All time
Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.
Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.
Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.
Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.
Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'
The three types of fraud being highlighted at present involve internet phishing, fraudulent selling, and social engineering scams.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.
Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Gardaí have issued a range of advice to help people avoid getting caught when buying online ahead of the Christmas period.
We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages
The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.
Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam
Minister Denis Naughten said people must remain vigilant against cyber criminals.
Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?
Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.
Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails
Users have been advised not to open the email.
Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs
The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.
The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail
Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.
Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.
Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers
The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.
If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately
A number of people have been sent emails which appear to come from the company.
If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.
The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance
A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time
Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams
Gardaí have issued a warning today.
Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.
Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
Introducing: Security Key
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack
The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.
How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.
Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.
Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud
An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about the Irish people in Cairo, Michael Dwyer, and Scotland Yard looking at the death of Princess Diana (again).
As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.
Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime
Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.
Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details
Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.
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’
Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam
If you get an email offering you a €278 tax refund, steer clear – sadly, it’s too good to be true.
Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.
Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.
This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts
Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.
China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.