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#Scam

# scam - Monday 28 July, 2014

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like
# Scam
# Scam

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Jul 28th 2014, 6:29 PM 17,176 Views 13 Comments

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

# scam - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers
# Scammed
# Scammed

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers

Jun 18th 2014, 12:46 PM 35,911 Views 53 Comments

Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.

# scam - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Apr 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 10,263 Views 5 Comments

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your Sunday.

# scam - Friday 14 March, 2014

Fraudsters 'grooming' bank customers before phishing attacks
# Scam
# Scam

Fraudsters 'grooming' bank customers before phishing attacks

Mar 14th 2014, 9:49 PM 17,925 Views 15 Comments

The PSNI have warned that organised criminals are grooming their victims in order to make them comply with their requests.

# scam - Monday 10 March, 2014

That Blanchardstown Centre account offering prizes on Instagram is a fake scam
# Blanch
From The Daily Edge
# Blanch

That Blanchardstown Centre account offering prizes on Instagram is a fake scam

Mar 10th 2014, 12:33 PM 17,239 Views 36 Comments

Don’t follow it.

# scam - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam
# Deception
# Deception

Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam

Feb 27th 2014, 2:45 PM 29,509 Views 38 Comments

Sellers are placing ads for cars at very low prices – but there IS a snag.

# scam - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Feb 11th 2014, 10:48 AM 12,611 Views 25 Comments

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

# scam - Monday 27 January, 2014

Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam

Jan 27th 2014, 8:54 AM 13,432 Views 24 Comments

The Law Society is warning that it has no record of Duke Chambers, Duke Solicitors, or a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke.

# scam - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam
# USA
# USA

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam

Jan 8th 2014, 8:19 AM 11,916 Views 0 Comments

More than 100 people were arrested, including 72 city police officers.

# scam - Monday 21 October, 2013

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant
# Fraud
# Fraud

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant

Oct 21st 2013, 9:21 AM 8,811 Views 100 Comments

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.

# scam - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Elderly people warned about ATM scam gang
# Crime
# Crime

Elderly people warned about ATM scam gang

Oct 19th 2013, 3:37 PM 31,130 Views 63 Comments

The scam is believed to be in operation in parts of north Dublin and elderly people have been warned to be careful.

# scam - Monday 16 September, 2013

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

Sep 16th 2013, 9:38 AM 10,347 Views 39 Comments

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

# scam - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Punters warned about "huge amount" of fake Electric Picnic tickets
# Constant Vigilance
# Constant Vigilance

Punters warned about "huge amount" of fake Electric Picnic tickets

Aug 28th 2013, 9:31 PM 12,726 Views 11 Comments

Promoters have warned of a large number of very convincing ticket forgeries being offered for sale on the internet.

# scam - Friday 26 July, 2013

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details
# Scam
# Scam

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details

Jul 26th 2013, 12:20 PM 11,431 Views 26 Comments

Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.

# scam - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details
# Card Details
# Card Details

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:35 PM 24,044 Views 21 Comments

In one case, the scammers convinced a shop assistant to ask customers for their pin numbers.

# scam - Friday 12 April, 2013

ESB and RTÉ warn public about premium line phone numbers
# Scam
# Scam

ESB and RTÉ warn public about premium line phone numbers

Apr 12th 2013, 7:07 PM 12,923 Views 11 Comments

Google ads is being used to advertise false contact numbers for the bodies.

# scam - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?

Jan 31st 2013, 9:40 AM 7,370 Views 156 Comments

It’s the government scheme aimed at encouraging you to invite relatives home and organise events celebrating Irish culture, but are you getting involved?

# scam - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

RTÉ warns public over fake Toy Show texts
# Toy Show
# Toy Show

RTÉ warns public over fake Toy Show texts

Nov 28th 2012, 6:06 PM 13,371 Views 25 Comments

The broadcaster has urged members of the public not to respond to any text messages claiming to be from RTÉ.

# scam - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams
# Scam
# Scam

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Nov 27th 2012, 8:38 PM 4,514 Views 5 Comments

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# scam - Friday 26 October, 2012

Prosecutors say scam targeted Facebook's Zuckerberg
# Facebook
# Facebook

Prosecutors say scam targeted Facebook's Zuckerberg

Oct 26th 2012, 6:20 PM 10,172 Views 8 Comments

A New York man tried to use a forged contract with Mark Zuckerberg to claim he was entitled to half of Facebook’s worth. Nice try.

# scam - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Have you had an email from Colonel Gaddafi's wife?
# Mrs G
From The Daily Edge
# Mrs G

Have you had an email from Colonel Gaddafi's wife?

Aug 2nd 2012, 10:33 AM 14,622 Views 35 Comments

“I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow from my heart.”

# scam - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea
# Scam
# Scam

Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea

Jul 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,913 Views 2 Comments

The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.

# scam - Thursday 12 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jul 12th 2012, 8:48 AM 6,317 Views 6 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Retailers warned of scammer ‘calling himself Mark’
# Scam
# Scam

Retailers warned of scammer ‘calling himself Mark’

Jul 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 11,804 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Payment Services Organisation has said that there is a man posing as one of their engineers phoning shops.

# scam - Friday 15 June, 2012

Gardaí warn of 'Police Trojan' computer locking virus
# Virus
# Virus

Gardaí warn of 'Police Trojan' computer locking virus

Jun 15th 2012, 5:13 PM 20,076 Views 34 Comments

The scam locks computers and displays a police logo, and requests that users pay a fine to be unlocked

# scam - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Executive charged with burglary over alleged Lego scam
# Lego
From The Daily Edge
# Lego

Executive charged with burglary over alleged Lego scam

May 22nd 2012, 8:58 PM 7,666 Views 21 Comments

US authorities say the man used fake bar codes to buy toys at discounted rate before selling them on eBay for a better price.

# scam - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors
# Scam
# Scam

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors

Mar 28th 2012, 11:02 AM 4,245 Views 43 Comments

Con artists are reportedly using the household charge deadline as a way to extort money from residents in some areas.

# scam - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Jan 31st 2012, 10:10 AM 2,255 Views 6 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

# scam - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam
# Child Trafficking
# Child Trafficking

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam

Jan 15th 2012, 3:11 PM 7,705 Views 16 Comments

Local police discovered the child-trafficking ring this week and are currently questioning the 11 couples.

# scam - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam
# Spot Fixing
From The42
# Spot Fixing

Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam

Nov 3rd 2011, 11:04 AM 317 Views 2 Comments

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been handed custodial sentences after they were found guilty of spot fixing.

# scam - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing
# Scam
From The42
# Scam

Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing

Nov 1st 2011, 1:17 PM 114 Views 0 Comments

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been convicted of a conspiracy to cheat during an international test match in England last year.

# scam - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

Oct 18th 2011, 2:58 PM 793 Views 0 Comments

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.

# scam - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Saorview warns of door-to-door TV 'sales' scam
# Saorview Scam
# Saorview Scam

Saorview warns of door-to-door TV 'sales' scam

Sep 29th 2011, 12:34 PM 1,554 Views 12 Comments

The free digital TV service advises customers that they don’t offer door-to-door sales, and warns people about visitors.

# scam - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad
# Stem Cell Research
# Stem Cell Research

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad

Sep 22nd 2011, 11:59 AM 2,516 Views 6 Comments

Desperately ill Irish patients have been travelling abroad to undergo unapproved stem cell therapies after receiving false assurances that conditions will improve or be cured.

# scam - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam

Jun 13th 2011, 2:15 PM 2,317 Views 3 Comments

Messages have been sent out targeting job hunters which look for a payment for a visa, which the email says it necessary to apply for a job at Ryanair.

# scam - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

May 19th 2011, 3:45 PM 1,280 Views 0 Comments

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.

# scam - Friday 6 August, 2010

Woman faked cancer to raise money
# Charity Scam
# Charity Scam

Woman faked cancer to raise money

Aug 6th 2010, 5:45 PM 496 Views 0 Comments

Canadian Ashley Kirilow shaved her head and told people she was suffering from terminal cancer to raise thousands of dollars.