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06 Oct 2022

Kilkenny gardaí issue screenshots of text scams circulating at present - see more!

Gardaí in Kilkenny would like to make local people aware of some of the phone text scams circulating at present.

Gardaí provide some examples of scams that are circulating pertaining to be from a bank or well-known company.

Example #1 (Bank):

Example #2 (Company):

Gardaí warn that text messages like these 'are very plausible looking'.

Messages such as these may even pop up within a previous text thread from the bank or company but the link will send you to a site where your codes can be obtained for fraudulent use.

The simple message from local gardaí is 'DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK'.

An Garda Síochána has also recently urged members of the public to be wary of unsolicited phone calls and emails.

Anyone who has been targeted by these scams is asked to report them to their local garda station.

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