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Monaghan gardaí urge public to be wary of scammers following "marked increase in online fraud crimes"

Mar 3, 2021 12:03 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan gardaí urge public to be wary of scammers following "marked increase in online fraud crimes" Monaghan gardaí urge public to be wary of scammers following "marked increase in online fraud crimes"
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Monaghan gardaí are reminding the public to be wary of scammers following a "marked increase in online fraud crimes" in recent weeks. The latest such

Monaghan gardaí are reminding the public to be wary of scammers following a "marked increase in online fraud crimes" in recent weeks.

The latest such incident involves fraudulent emails claiming to come from a priest in the Carrickmacross area, seeking donations for charities and medical treatments.

There has been an increase in the number of people shopping online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Monaghan Garda Tracey Donaghy has urged the public to be cautious when carrying out online transactions.

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As well as reviewing bank and credit card statements on a regular basis to reveal any possible problems, Tracey had this advice for the public:

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