We reported on the recent surge of scams using Eir or Revenue to try to dupe the public into giving access to their personal details.
Eir reminded the public that they wouldn’t ring individual homes or businesses and also that it’s affecting all broadband providers, not just those who are with Eir.
Customers of banks are also being targeted. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau advises:
- “If you have received a suspicious call, hang up, and phone the company the person is purporting to be from directly yourself.
- “Do not use a number given to you by the caller and make sure you hear a dial tone before making the call.
- “If you are concerned that you may have fallen victim to a scam, contact your local garda station and also your bank.”
Please don’t give out your bank details, pin number, personal details to anyone and do not call a number given by a stranger on the phone. Don’t allow anyone to confuse or rush you into a decision.
If you have any doubts or concerns about who is calling you, simply hang up, look up the phone number and contact them yourself.
Here is an article about some of the more common scams to be aware of: https://www.familyfun.ie/top-ten-scams/
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