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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.

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EARLIER THIS WEEK TheJournal.ie reported how a number of people were receiving calls from numbers based in Vanuatu in what’s believed to be a scam.

The phone rings briefly and doesn’t give much time for the person to answer – which may lead them to call back.

ComReg warned people to be vigilant with missed calls from a number they don’t recognise: “We would advise consumers that returning calls to unknown international numbers can be costly and we advise consumers to exercise caution when they receive a missed call from such numbers.”

So today we’re asking, have you been targeted by a phone scam? 


Poll Results:

Yes  (6081)
No  (1359)
I don't know (317)



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