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Local gardaí issue warning about text message scams

Jun 29, 2022 12:06 By News Northern Sound
Local gardaí issue warning about text message scams Local gardaí issue warning about text message scams
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One person received a scam text claiming to be from An Post about a package was held up.

Gardaí in the Northern Sound region are warning people to be alert to text message scams.

Local gardaí say there have been a number of recent incidents where people have been "conned" by a text purporting to be from An Post regarding a package.

One person received a scam text on Monday of this week, claiming that a package was held up.

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The scammer then tried to trick the person into clicking on a link to resolve the issue.

When this scam message was ignored, a further text was sent the next day, with a different link.

Gardaí are urging the public to be vigilant with such texts and to never click on the link and never provide personal information.

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