Scams in Ireland: Gardai fears new text message and call scam could cheat a lot of money


Gardai has issued a public warning after seeing a number of reports of a new scam targeting people via text and call.

Phone holders in Loughrea have been the target of the latest program, which has seen a number of cases reported to Gardai in recent days.

The crooks claim to be from delivery companies such as Amazon and try to trick unsuspecting shoppers into disclosing their sensitive information.

People receive messages, phone calls and emails, where the culprits ask for payment, personal information, or offer an unexpected refund.

They will often ask you for your bank details and PIN, and later target your account by withdrawing money.



Scams in Ireland: Gardai fears new text message and call scam could cheat a lot of money

Amazon has repeatedly warned that it would never ask for personal information or ask the public to make a payment outside of its website, such as by wire transfer or email with card details. credit.

In a Facebook post, Gardai warned tonight that “a number of fraudulent phone calls have been reported to Loughrea Gardai in recent days.

“The crooks claim to be from delivery companies like Amazon and try to trick unsuspecting shoppers into parting with sensitive information.

“If you receive an unexpected phone call, email, or text claiming to be from shopping sites or online merchants requesting payment, personal information, or offering a refund that you did not expect, please do not share any personal information.

“If someone receives an email regarding a Prime order or subscription, or anything that isn’t recognizable, they’re invited to forward the email to [email protected] and then delete it. .

“Do not click on any links in such emails. “



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