April 18, 2021

GARDA WARNING: Waterford householders targeted by series of phone and email scams during Covid-19 lockdown

Housebound residents across Waterford are being targeted by a series of fraudulent scams during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Gardai say they have received several complaints from people who have received texts and emails from fraudsters in recent weeks.

In one scam, a fraudster purporting to be from a broadband company calls claiming they need to fix “a problem” before asking for the homeowner’s personal banking or credit card details.

Another email scam claim to be from Netflix, again asking the customer or resident for their banking details.

Others involve con artists posing as your bank or falsely claiming that you have won a fake prize.

Gardai have again reminded the public not to give their personal banking or credit details to anyone who calls or emails them over the coming months.

Anyone who receives calls, texts or emails from anyone asking for their private banking details is asked to contact their local Garda station.

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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