Gardai issue URGENT warning about shopping online ahead of the Christmas rush

4th Dec 17 | News

Be VERY careful!


Gardai have issued an urgent warning to online consumers over the safety of using their mobile phones as their main shopping tool this christmas.

Ahead of the busy festive period, An Garda Síochána launched the SOS (Safe Online Shopping) campaign in an effort to raise awareness of cyber safety. 

Detective Garda Jim O’Meara of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, said:

“We would caution people to protect their personal and financial details online.

If purchasing online only trust your own Wi-Fi networks as opposed to public Wi-Fi where you could be vulnerable to having your payment card details compromised and then sold on the dark web.

Here, they can be accessed by criminals who go on to use the compromised payment card details either online, over the phone, or even through mail order transactions.”

The DO’s:

The DON’Ts: