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#Scam

# scam - Friday 8 March, 2019

'A completely new scam': Warning over scam that allows online bank accounts to be accessed remotely
# Sim Card Swap
# Sim Card Swap

'A completely new scam': Warning over scam that allows online bank accounts to be accessed remotely

Mar 8th 2019, 9:00 AM 77,522 Views 53 Comments

The scam is believed to target those with banking apps on their smartphones.

# scam - Friday 8 February, 2019

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections

Feb 8th 2019, 12:56 PM 21,006 Views 16 Comments

The men were arrested yesterday.

# scam - Friday 25 January, 2019

Public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir
# Dubious Calls
# Dubious Calls

Public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir

Jan 25th 2019, 11:57 AM 57,916 Views 60 Comments

Eir has issued advice to the public on what to do if such a call is received.

# scam - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam

Jan 16th 2019, 8:55 AM 65,825 Views 42 Comments

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

# scam - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Revenue warns of bogus phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'
# Scam
# Scam

Revenue warns of bogus phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'

Jan 5th 2019, 12:59 PM 18,514 Views 28 Comments

A number of individuals have received phone calls from a person claiming to be from Revenue.

# scam - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

People warned about email scam involving fake garda
# Rental Scam
# Rental Scam

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Dec 11th 2018, 3:14 PM 22,448 Views 8 Comments

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

# scam - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Revenue warns of latest phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Revenue warns of latest phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you'

Dec 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,697 Views 16 Comments

Revenue said that this over the phone scam has in no way involved its systems or security.

# scam - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'Delete and block': Tesco Mobile issues warning over fake competitions circulating by text
# Scam Alert
# Scam Alert

'Delete and block': Tesco Mobile issues warning over fake competitions circulating by text

Nov 29th 2018, 4:01 PM 15,567 Views 10 Comments

People are being asked to alert their family and friends about the scam.

# scam - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam
# Courts Services
# Courts Services

Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam

Oct 24th 2018, 7:41 AM 29,113 Views 0 Comments

The trial surrounding the death of Kenneth O’Brien is due to resume today.

# scam - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam
# Scam
# Scam

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam

Oct 10th 2018, 1:40 PM 31,899 Views 15 Comments

The supermarket chain is urging people to delete the text message.

# scam - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards

Aug 16th 2018, 5:12 PM 17,731 Views 20 Comments

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

# scam - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Jul 18th 2018, 9:46 PM 13,740 Views 0 Comments

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

# scam - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill

May 23rd 2018, 11:49 AM 12,104 Views 27 Comments

Revenue advised anyone who received such a call to contact their local revenue office.

# scam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam
# Fake Magazine
# Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:45 PM 27,513 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# scam - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam
# Tissue Issue
# Tissue Issue

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

Feb 22nd 2018, 5:57 PM 98,976 Views 78 Comments

The gardaí were called to defuse the argument.

# scam - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in  iTunes gift card scam
# Scammers
# Scammers

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

Feb 20th 2018, 10:54 PM 25,904 Views 53 Comments

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.

# scam - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams
# Vishing
# Vishing

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams

Feb 7th 2018, 9:15 PM 38,012 Views 20 Comments

A number of “vishing” cases have been brought to the Gardaí’s attention in the past few weeks.

# scam - Saturday 20 January, 2018

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams

Jan 20th 2018, 1:44 PM 12,418 Views 7 Comments

A number of elderly people were contacted by a scammer pretending to work for British Telecom (BT).

# scam - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'
# Smooch.com
# Smooch.com

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'

Dec 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 17,108 Views 0 Comments

The man conned a woman he met through the dating website smooch.com over five months in 2013.

# scam - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam
# Watch Out Mon Chéri
# Watch Out Mon Chéri

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam

Dec 14th 2017, 2:48 PM 91,140 Views 46 Comments

A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes

Dec 14th 2017, 10:14 AM 8,936 Views 29 Comments

He used forged ‘all area access’ passes to bring concertgoers into the stadium.

# scam - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Nov 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 38,431 Views 26 Comments

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

# scam - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia
# Samantha Azzopardi
# Samantha Azzopardi

Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia

Nov 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 55,008 Views 0 Comments

She appeared in court this week to appeal her sentence.

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years
# Stolen Trailers
# Stolen Trailers

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years

Nov 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 142,106 Views 43 Comments

He used the site to sell stolen livestock trailers.

# scam - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

11 spot on responses to those annoying Liberian scam calls Irish people keep getting
# Hello Chad
From The Daily Edge
# Hello Chad

11 spot on responses to those annoying Liberian scam calls Irish people keep getting

Oct 18th 2017, 7:54 PM 14,759 Views 1 Comment

Only slightly annoying.

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam
# Scam
# Scam

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

Oct 18th 2017, 2:02 PM 130,867 Views 106 Comments

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
# Ring Ring

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?

Oct 1st 2017, 9:45 AM 19,945 Views 55 Comments

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
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them

Sep 28th 2017, 7:00 PM 276,763 Views 72 Comments

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
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman

Sep 8th 2017, 6:31 PM 49,340 Views 19 Comments

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

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails
# Warning
# Warning

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails

Jul 19th 2017, 10:04 PM 22,527 Views 9 Comments

Users have been advised not to open the email.

# scam - Friday 7 July, 2017

Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam
# Stop And Think
# Stop And Think

Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam

Jul 7th 2017, 6:19 PM 16,351 Views 6 Comments

Fraudsters are ordering items from suppliers under legitimate company names.

# scam - Friday 16 June, 2017

National Lottery warns public about Euromillions phone scam
# Warning
# Warning

National Lottery warns public about Euromillions phone scam

Jun 16th 2017, 3:33 PM 21,292 Views 31 Comments

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
# Elaborate Scheme
# Elaborate Scheme

Australian tax office deputy accused of conspiracy to defraud the government of €110 million

May 18th 2017, 7:39 AM 10,654 Views 11 Comments

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
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Dublin hotel advertised as 120-room luxury getaway is actually a two-up, two-down in Booterstown

May 18th 2017, 12:10 AM 50,434 Views 21 Comments

Foreign workers claim to have been offered jobs at the hotel.

# scam - Thursday 11 May, 2017

National Lottery issues warning over 'Euromillions scam'
# Be Careful
# Be Careful

National Lottery issues warning over 'Euromillions scam'

May 11th 2017, 8:04 PM 40,234 Views 26 Comments

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
# There Is No Refund
# There Is No Refund

Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund

Apr 7th 2017, 6:52 PM 28,943 Views 33 Comments

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
# Don't Get Duped
# Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,537 Views 51 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

Mar 10th 2017, 11:06 PM 11,806 Views 23 Comments

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
# Awkward
# Awkward

Britain owes the EU nearly €2 billion after ignoring a Chinese scam

Mar 9th 2017, 6:11 AM 28,772 Views 28 Comments

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
# Jailed
# Jailed

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam

Mar 7th 2017, 6:11 AM 32,178 Views 38 Comments

The men were to get €100 between them for their role although no money was ever exchanged.