Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
GARDAÍ ATTACHED TO the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) have been very busy since the pandemic started due to an increase in scamming and fraud-related offences in that period.
Opportunistic criminals were handed a big boost when the Covid crisis began. People were staying at home and many switched to shopping online. This created a chance for those who had the means and expertise to defraud members of the public to develop scams that could steal money from your pocket without you leaving the door.
Whether it’s receiving a phone call from an African or Asian number or an Irish mobile informing you that you are at the centre of a criminal money-laundering investigation, gardaí and Revenue are urging the public to stay wary of cold callers looking for your information.
Even now as the HSE reels from a cyber attack on its networks,…