Crime Alert: Fake bank scam sweeps Donegal

first_imgGARDAÍ have issued a warning over the latest online scam.A large number of people in Co Donegal – and in other parts of the country – received texts yesterday afternoon from scammers targeting Bank of Ireland customers.The text, claiming to be from the bank, told customers that their accounts had been blocked. They were then directed to a fake site and encouraged to input their details.The text reads: “Dear customer, your account has been blocked. Please log on to www.365onlineireland.com to follow the unlocking procedure.BankOfIreland.”The bank’s real website is 365online.com.A number of Government agencies have blocked access to the fake site as part of security measures. A Garda spokesman said the text is part of a financial scam and urged customers NOT to use the fake site where customers are urged to give their bank details.“I am an AIB customer and don’t have a Bank of Ireland account so I knew this was a scam,” said one Letterkenny father of two.“Unfortunately some people might fall for this and end up having their accounts emptied.”Crime Alert: Fake bank scam sweeps Donegal was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bank of Irelanddonegalinternetscamlast_img

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