10.4 C
Dublin
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Bank of Ireland is making customers aware of the recent rise in the number of text message scams

Date:

- Advertisement -

Bank of Ireland is warning people about a recent increase in text message scams, with fraudsters pretending to be road toll operators. The malicious links provided in these messages are used to collect personal data and bank account details.

To ensure a safe Easter bank holiday weekend, Bank of Ireland is urging people to not respond to or click on the links in the fraudulent texts. It is also important to remember that legitimate toll companies, banks, Government agencies, and delivery services will never ask for payment via text messaging.

Nicola Sadlier, Head of Fraud at Bank of Ireland, noted that “smishing attacks” often come in waves – with the current wave involving bogus motorway operators. When the link is clicked, people may unknowingly provide their confidential card and bank account details.

Sadlier warned, “As more people will be hitting the roads this Easter weekend, they might be more inclined to click on such a text message thinking it is legitimate. So, it is important to always be cautious and never trust – always verify.”

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

Christopher
Christopher
Christopher is an accomplished writer who has always dreamed of being a journalist. He is a gifted storyteller who has a way of bringing even the most mundane subjects to life. Christopher is known for his meticulous research and attention to detail, which is evident in his writing. He has a passion for uncovering the truth and presenting it in a way that is both engaging and informative. Christopher is a dedicated journalist who is committed to serving his community through his work. When he's not writing, Christopher enjoys playing music, cooking, and spending time with his loved ones.

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

Revolut’s High-Interest Savings Shakes Irish Banking

With the emergence of Revolut's high-interest savings accounts, the...

Ronan Group Challenges Dublin Council on Citigroup Redevelopment

The clash between Ronan Group Real Estate and Dublin...

Save Money and Boost Home Energy Efficiency

Enhancing home energy efficiency is not just about reducing...

EU Launches Probe Into Facebook’s Child Safety

The recent probe by the EU into Facebook's child...