Phishing summit after bank customers conned

Banks, the gardai and fraud watchdog the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) will meet on Thursday to discuss ways to combat online banking fraud.

23rd September, 2006

Banks, the gardai and fraud watchdog the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) will meet on Thursday to discuss ways to combat online banking fraud.

The meeting is being held after several customers of Bank of Ireland were conned out of €160,000 earlier this month when they were targeted by an internet scam. Under the scam, known as phishing, fraudsters sent emails to customers asking them to confirm bank details and passwords for their accounts.

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