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# scams - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This dad trolled a Craiglist scammer in the most perfect way

Well played, Nicholas Cage.

# scams - Friday 25 September, 2015

# scams - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# scams - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Top 10 stories you tweeted in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 stories you tweeted in 2011

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

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

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

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

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.