April 14, 2021

ALERT: Waterford bank customers targeted in new ‘smishing’ scam

Gardai have urged Waterford bank customers to be aware of a new ‘smishing’ scam.

In the latest scam, people are being contacted via text from individuals falsely claiming to represent Permanent TSB (PTSB).

The fraudsters claim the customer’s bank card or account have been “compromised” before trying to get them to reveal their personal banking details.

Gardaí have urged the public to never click a link in an unsolicited text or to give away personal data such as your PIN, card numbers or passwords.

They point out that a financial institution would never request customers to return a card or call to the bank in these sort of circumstances.

For more information, visit: https://www.garda.ie/!HPUC1Z


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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