Another day another scam,its a daily thing these days and something to keep in mind,there is still people that are vulnerable to these scams and that’s why they keep cropping up,be it an email,phone call or sms,they are here and by no means going away soon..Recently there has been an increase in scams hitting WhatsApp and Viber so common sense prevails,if it looks to good to be true it aint and just ignore any strange messages.
DInspector John Foudy & DGarda Michael Walshe of Garda bureau of fraud investigation warn of danger of fishing scam pic.twitter.com/B4lSXiIDs1
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 6, 2015
The Independent reports
The ‘vishing’ scam sees people receive calls from someone posing to be a ‘security manager’ for a well-known retailer.
The caller contacts unsuspecting people to tell them their credit or debit card has been fraudulently used at the store.
The ‘security manager’ then asks for the people to give their personal financial details. If people refuse to pass over their details, the ‘manager’ tells them to contact their bank or the gardaí to give them the information.
They then hang up and in some cases will call the gardaí or bank on the same landline.
However, the fraudsters on the other end of the line will stay on the phone, and an accomplice will pretend to be the gardaí, convincing people to hand over their details.
Gardaí have reported that a number of people have given over their financial details this way, and in some cases have allowed money to be taken out of their bank accounts.