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#Scam

# 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.

# scam - Thursday 31 March, 2016

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.

# scam - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Scam calls are still very much a thing so here's how to stay safe

Such scams don’t die, they just come in different forms.

# scam - Friday 11 March, 2016

The 'fake' university and the $40 million lawsuit facing Donald Trump

A defunct online-education company is at the centre of a big lawsuit facing the Republican presidential hopeful.

# scam - Monday 15 February, 2016

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

The men are attempting to find out when the houses will be vacant by asking residents when they are available for repairs or upgrades.

# scam - Friday 5 February, 2016

Man fakes brain cancer, collects thousands in donations from public

Police say he shaved his head and took weight loss pills to convince people he was ill.

# scam - Monday 11 January, 2016

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.

# scam - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Police arrest man selling fake tickets to Adele and Justin Bieber gigs in Dublin and Belfast

Did you buy tickets from Gumtree for the concerts in Belfast or Dublin? The police want to hear from you.

# scam - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This Facebook voucher for Lidl is a scam

You won’t get 40% off your shop.

# scam - Monday 21 December, 2015

Aldi warning customers that a 40% off coupon being spread online is a scam

Customers are being warned not to enter their details to a link that is spreading online.

# scam - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Burglars trick elderly man by pretending to check drains while cash stolen from home

It’s believed that a second person rifled through the downstairs while the householder was distracted by the first man.

# scam - Friday 25 September, 2015

People are falling for this new Facebook scam – here’s how to stay safe

Scammers are using fake dislike buttons to lure users in.

# scam - Monday 24 August, 2015

Received an email promising a tax refund? It’s probably a scam

Some people may have been duped into sharing their credit card details.

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