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#Scams

# scams - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
# Fraud
# Fraud

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers

Mar 31st 2022, 1:38 PM 10,909 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.

# scams - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?

Jan 27th 2022, 10:13 AM 31,803 Views 37 Comments

ComReg has established a taskforce to tackle the increase in scam calls and texts being sent to members of the public.

# scams - Friday 28 May, 2021

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online

May 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 31,206 Views 18 Comments

The HSE became the victim of a major ransomware attack a fortnight ago

# scams - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
# Scams
# Scams

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 31,113 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

# scams - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies

May 20th 2021, 9:02 AM 23,516 Views 74 Comments

People are being conned out of up to €50k.

# scams - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams

Mar 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 24,772 Views 2 Comments

People are falsely told they are being offered a vaccine, and then asked to provide personal information.

# scams - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details
# Stay Alert
# Stay Alert

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:15 PM 16,802 Views 5 Comments

One person claiming to represent the Department of Agriculture has been phoning farmers asking for bank details.

# scams - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

May 3rd 2020, 3:41 PM 17,643 Views 11 Comments

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

# scams - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi
# Safe Online Shopping
# Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 18,265 Views 8 Comments

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# scams - Monday 21 August, 2017

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 21st 2017, 12:00 AM 22,080 Views 24 Comments

With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.

# scams - Monday 22 August, 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
# CAO 2016
# CAO 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 696 Views 25 Comments

Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.

# scams - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam
# Be Vigilant
# Be Vigilant

Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam

Feb 3rd 2016, 8:13 PM 41,488 Views 42 Comments

The European Consumer Centre issued the warning for Irish people today.

# scams - Friday 11 December, 2015

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story
# London
# London

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Dec 11th 2015, 10:41 PM 20,812 Views 14 Comments

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

# scams - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

This dad trolled a Craiglist scammer in the most perfect way
# Keep On Trollin
From The Daily Edge
# Keep On Trollin

This dad trolled a Craiglist scammer in the most perfect way

Sep 30th 2015, 10:03 PM 10,802 Views 2 Comments

Well played, Nicholas Cage.

# scams - Friday 25 September, 2015

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"
# Vishing
# Vishing

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"

Sep 25th 2015, 8:39 AM 34,683 Views 55 Comments

People have lost a lot of money.

# scams - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam
# Believe In Better
# Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 29,259 Views 22 Comments

This is a public service broadcast.

# scams - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Sep 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,144 Views 25 Comments

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

# scams - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion

Aug 3rd 2014, 11:30 AM 10,419 Views 3 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# scams - Monday 1 October, 2012

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams
# Scams
# Scams

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

Oct 1st 2012, 12:25 PM 6,994 Views 19 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

# scams - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams
# Scams
# Scams

Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:55 PM 4,072 Views 3 Comments

The ISE has seen an increase in attempted ‘boiler room scams’ in the past few weeks.

# scams - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 3:00 PM 3,450 Views 2 Comments

Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.

# scams - Monday 11 July, 2011

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Fail
# Data Fail

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner

Jul 11th 2011, 7:21 PM 572 Views 6 Comments

Office of DPC warns that phone messages purporting to be from them and asking for name, address and PPSN number are false.

# scams - Friday 1 April, 2011

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams
# Scams
# Scams

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

Apr 1st 2011, 7:43 AM 1,728 Views 0 Comments

National Consumer Agency warns people to be aware of possible scams and if in doubt, to ask questions.

# scams - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic
# Fake Text
# Fake Text

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic

Mar 16th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,323 Views 0 Comments

Philippine authorities have called for investigation into fake text purporting to be from the BBC, as anonymous hoaxer adds names of survivors to list of confirmed dead.