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The 19 scams targeting Irish people during Covid and what to look out for

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Here are the 19 scams officials are aware of, and exactly what happens so you can be prepared to deal with them and avoid being conned out of thousands.

The public has been ravaged by ongoing scams amid Covid, over email, calls, and texts with people purporting to be from state bodies.

With the Christmas season approaching, fraudulent activity will naturally increase with more people shopping online, booking breaks away, visiting home, and more, and so it’s never been more important to know exactly what to look out for.

Here is a list provided by Citizens Information, on all the scams recently detected in Ireland and what happens with each.

Accommodation scams

You are asked to pay a deposit by bank transfer to secure a house or apartment from a fake accommodation site.

Antivirus software scams

An email or phone call from a company that says your computer has a virus and they can repair it by installing software to take over your…

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