Irish public issued WARNING over latest scam doing the rounds

18th Jul 18 | News

Let vulnerable neighbours and relatives know to ignore.

The public are being warned about a hoax call that's doing the rounds in Ireland at the moment.

Gardai have said that those who reported the calls, mostly landline, noted how the caller claimed to be from phone, internet and telelvision provider, eir. 

The caller goes on to inform the target that "persons unknown are trying to hack their computers." From there, the scam artists asked for locals computer and account information to "ensure no money had been taken from their accounts."

It is believed that the call is an attempt obtain personal details or a sum of money from unwitting individuals.

The public are being told to ignore the calls and report them to their local gardaí if they find themselves receiving such communication.