Tuesday September 22, 2020

Financial matters: Jill Kerby

Online fraudsters find easy prey in struggling students

5th May, 2019
Lending scams are becoming more sophisticated and adept at targeting the tech-savvy generation Pic: Getty

The ease with which people are separated from their money these days is remarkable – and I’m not referring to fortunes lost betting online or even stock market losses.

Online fraudsters have been particularly busy, with the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau warning last week about a dozen known online sites that claim to offer quick, unsecured loans to people who have been previously refused credit, on condition that they produce an advance...

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