Warning as Limerick gardai receive new reports of bogus calls

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Gardai in Limerick have received a number of reports recently of people receiving phone calls from persons claiming to be from various companies or service providers

Gardai in Limerick have received a number of reports recently of people receiving phone calls from persons claiming to be from various companies or service providers

GARDAI in Limerick are again appealing to people not to divulge sensitive information such as passwords, pin codes or banking details over the phone.

Sergeant Ber Leetch, divisional crime officer at Henry Street, says gardai in Limerick have received a number of reports recently of people receiving phone calls from persons claiming to be from various companies including that of a phone provider, a financial institution or the tax office.

“Their objective is to get bank details and passwords from the member of the public. Unfortunately some people still give over information which can lead to money being taken from their bank accounts,” she said.

“The advice is the same, under no circumstances should you share your bank details or passwords with anybody, you must treat your passwords like your tooth brush……don’t share it with anybody and change it every three months!”