CYBER-CRIME NEWS


21
Dec 2017
BUSINESSES WARN TO BE VIGILANT OVER INVOICE REDIRECT FRAUD

GARDAÍ has advised business owners to be extra vigilant after as over €700,000 was lost in the past month from a particular type of scam. Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses. In total, €1.3 million of businesses’ money had been threatened over the past months, with actual losses of over €700,000 reported to Gardaí. Invoice redirect fraud is carried out by scammers contacting businesses that regularly use suppliers and perform online financial transactions. The scammers will email, write to......

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THE EVIL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE EVIL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Friend requests and easy conversation can quickly lead to threats of blackmail, as users fail to take suitable precautions Following a few glasses of wine, John’s inhibitions had dropped when he went online to...


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WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

‘Elizabeth’ was asked for money within a week of speaking to her online match and claims the police ‘did nothing’ A woman claimed a Nigerian gang posing as an online love interest conned her...


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SCAM AND SAFETY INFORMATION

It is an illusion for anyone to believe that it is impossible to fall victim of fraud. Conventional wisdom recommends that we be on guard always as scammers everywhere are incredibly deceptive and can...


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