Public warned of Scam Calls claiming to come from Eir Broadband.
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Members of the public are being warned of phone calls claiming to be from Eir Broadband and coming from a number that looks like it has been dialled from the east of the county.
Galway Bay FM News has learned of calls coming from a number that is formed like this…
00-353-9064-55178 or a UK number 0044 – 15412986
On first view, it looks like as if the call is coming from the Portumna or Ballinasloe areas.
However, the codes for Ballinasloe is 09096 while Portumna is 09097.
There is no 09064 area code.
At the other end, the person will claim to be from Eir Broadband who will then claim that people outside the country have used their broadband for illegal purposes.
Speaking to Galway Bay FM News…A representative for Eir has given this advice…
If you receive any unsolicited calls, emails or SMS/MMS messages, Never disclose any information particularly personal or financial information.