22 May 2022

Thousands of euro scammed in text fraud in Kilkenny

Thousands of euro scammed in text fraud in Kilkenny

Gardaí in Kilkenny are urging people to be extra vigilant following a text scam that resulted in thousands of euros being stolen from a bank account.

The victim, was sent a text, purported to be from a bank and asked to click on a link. When they did so a significant sum of money was taken from their account.

Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Peter McConnon warned people never click on a link in an unsolicited email or text.

"Always ring and make sure first. Never click on a link unless you are absolutely sure it is genuine," he said.

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