Security Alert: Phone & Online Scams

Blackrock Garda have notified the MMRA that incidents of elderly people giving their passwords to online scammers have occurred in this area over the recent past.  Please do not give out any information to persons you do not know.

There were reports of an increasing number of calls to elderly re their computer, computer virus that will eat their data, corruption of their Credit/Debit card.  Their ATM card may have been hacked and therefore their bank account.

Part of the scam is to keep the phone line open and then they are charged by their service provider at Premium Chat line rates, up to €4000 in one case.

Please notify Blackrock Garda of any suspicious activity at 01 666 5200