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Customers In Ireland Warned About Sophisticated Banking Scam This Easter

By Darragh Berry

March 29, 2018 at 3:16pm

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This is the last thing you want happening to you, especially in the run up to such a busy weekend. 

Bank of Ireland has issued a serious warning to its customers after it was found that a new scam has been doing the rounds.

Various customers had got in contact with the bank to say that they had received a phone call from someone who was claiming to be an employee from the bank who asked the customer for personal details over the phone.

On Social Media, Bank of Ireland posted a tweet saying:

"A number of customers have told us that a fraudster has phoned them in the past few days pretending to be from Bank of Ireland.

"Please be careful, we will never phone and ask you to give us passwords or confidential information."

They have also issued advise to its customers about what to do if they do get caught out by the scammers. 

"To report online fraud, suspicious activity, unauthorised transactions on your account or ATM fraud please contact us using the Freephone numbers listed below as soon as possible.

The number to call in the Republic of Ireland is 1800 946 764, and if you are in the North of Ireland, you can call 0800 121 7790.

If you cannot get through, you can also email or text your problem to [email protected]"

If you're worried about getting caught out, you can find more information here about what to look out for and how to prevent it.

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