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Speeding Fine Payment, Subject of Latest Phishing Scam


Gardai has issued an alert regarding one fresh phishing scam that is related to speeding fine payments. In that there's a fake phone-call, which appears as dialed from a mobile, however, contains one additional digit that's appended to the number's end symbolizing a different country.

The con callers tell the hearer to give his credit card particulars towards the fine payment. According to Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Graham Kavanagh, phone receivers require being vigilant of the phone-calls that instruct to give credit card numbers for payment of speeding fines. Irish Mirror posted this, November 30, 2017.

Sgt. Kavanagh elaborated that the fraud call's topic altered every time a warning got made. In particular, the callers presented themselves in different disguises and they would change the scam, he added.

People who've been recipients of Fixed Charge Penalty notifications related to speeding fines should make sure what the notification says about the manner of making the payments, it's recommended.

The fraudsters ask people to give their debit/credit card particulars for submitting speeding fines while anticipate the victim would retain the phone connection and argue, thus supporting a co-called bill. The victim in the worst situation may really divulge the particulars.

Simultaneously, another scam is on the round in which callers pose as representatives of Bank of Ireland such as in a case that Sgt. Kavanagh described a man getting one phone-call which somebody dialed from Cambodia asserting he represented Bank of Ireland College Green. That person tells the call receiver that his account has been defrauded off EUR1,100 so he should make a transfer of EUR900 via Western Union following which the bank would make another transfer of EUR2,000 back to his account.

The scam arises following an October phone scam wherein the public reported of receiving phone-calls that callers made from Liberia while reportedly replied to the call else dialed back the numbers meaning losing huge money.

For safety, people are advised spreading the news to ensure these con actors do not succeed in their misdeed against anybody. The caller knew he was executing a scam so he himself hung up.

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