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#Scam

# scam - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie An Post issues warning over scam text messages Ignore And Delete

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.

# scam - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details Fraud

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

# scam - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam Fraud

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam

Garret Hevey (43) and David Peile (42) were involved in Arden Forestry Management (Arden FM).

# scam - Monday 22 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

# scam - Friday 10 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison Scam

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

# scam - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up Scam

Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up

A number of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service customers have received the calls.

# scam - Friday 8 March, 2019

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

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

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

# scam - Friday 8 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections Limerick

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections

The men were arrested yesterday.

# scam - Friday 25 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir Dubious Calls

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

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

# scam - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam Email Scam

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

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

# scam - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Revenue warns of bogus phone call scam telling people 'a criminal case is being taken against you' Scam

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

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

# scam - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie People warned about email scam involving fake garda Rental Scam

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

# scam - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

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

# scam - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Delete and block': Tesco Mobile issues warning over fake competitions circulating by text Scam Alert

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

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

# scam - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam Courts Services

Murder trial halted as jurors targeted in phone scam

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

# scam - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam Scam

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam

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

# scam - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards Scam

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

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

# scam - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds Fraud

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

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

# scam - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill Scam Calls

Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill

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

# scam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# scam - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam Tissue Issue

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

The gardaí were called to defuse the argument.

# scam - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in  iTunes gift card scam Scammers

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

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

# scam - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams Vishing

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

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

# scam - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie PSNI issues warning after over €20k stolen from elderly through phone scams Northern Ireland

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

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

# scam - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

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

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

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

# scam - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes Ticket Touting

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

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

# scam - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

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

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

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

# scam - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Four years after 'GPO girl' mystery, the woman behind it appeals jail sentence in Australia Samantha Azzopardi

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.

From TheJournal.ie Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years Stolen Trailers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them Scam Calls

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

From TheJournal.ie 'You deserve this, you c***': Scammer seeking credit card number verbally abuses Cork woman Phone Scam

'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

From TheJournal.ie Companies urged to be on the alert over 'fake purchasing order' scam Stop And Think

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

From TheJournal.ie National Lottery warns public about Euromillions phone scam Warning

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian tax office deputy accused of conspiracy to defraud the government of €110 million Elaborate Scheme

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

His son and daughter were also arrested over the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin hotel advertised as 120-room luxury getaway is actually a two-up, two-down in Booterstown Wake Up Call

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.

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