Bank of Ireland warns of ‘alarming’ spike in text and online fraud
The bank said up to 20 new phishing sites are appearing a week online while text message-based scams have also increased
Bank of Ireland has warned of an “unprecedented spike” in text message and phishing scam attempts and advised individuals to exercise extreme caution when engaging in text messages that appear to come from banks.
There has also been an increase in “smishing” attempts, a scam in which criminals send text messages purporting to originate from Bank of Ireland and directing customers to fake websites.
Up to 20 new fake websites designed...
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