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Public Warning Regarding Phone Scam

There has been an increased number of people in the Tallaght area who have been targeted by phone scams.

According to the gardaí, people are receiving calls from a person alleging to be from a bank or service provider and during the course of the conversation will ask for a persons bank details in the guise of confirming an identity or to give a new service.

Recent reports have shown that these scam artists have also called people while claiming to be from a broadband provider offering upgrades. During the course of the conversation the broadband provider will ask for personal details and bank details.

There is also a scam involved people claiming to be from revenue, seeking a card number to issue a refund. Gardaí have warned people not to give out such details and if they encounter such a thing contact their Local Garda Station.