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Clare man loses substantial sum of money in ‘eir’ scam

GARDAÍ in Clare have warned “people of all ages and all walks of life are falling victim to fraud on a daily basis”. This comes as a man was scammed out of a “substantial” sum of money in the county after falling victim to fraudsters claiming to be from Eir. Sergeant Triona Brooks, Crime Prevention Officer outlines that gardaí received a report during the week from a gentleman who had received a call from someone purporting to be from Eir saying that their internet had been hacked. The caller requested that the man go online and enter his details. “He did this and then realised that it was a scam and he is at a loss of a substantial sum of money,” said Sergeant Brooks. “We need everyone to spread the word, people of all ages and all walks of life are falling victim to fraud on a daily basis. Anyone who rings, texts or emails you out of the …

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Clare people fall foul of fraudsters on Facebook and phone

GARDAI have reported two incidences in the past week of Clare people falling foul of fraudsters on the phone and the internet. In the first instance, a woman logged into a Facebook page that was offering cheap flights. She gave her details on this page and was subsequently contacted by a male caller from a UK phone number. This individual purported to be from the travel search engine Skyscanner and engaged with her in relation to flights to Turkey. She made a transaction for a flight through her Revolut account, via a Transfergo app, but has since realised that this was a fake page. Her money appears to have been routed to unknown persons in India. In another incident, a woman was contacted by a man with a foreign accent purporting to be from Eircom. He informed her that her router had been hacked into by a criminal gang in the USA and her e-mail and online banking had been …

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