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Why are there so many phone and online scams at the moment?

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In recent months there has been a spate of warnings around scams either online or through email and text messages.

Cybersecurity has also been elevated in the public consciousness since the HSE cyberattack last month.

Only this week, the Irish Examiner reported on a woman who lost €14,000 from her bank account in one of the latest rounds of text message scams.

On Wednesday, people were warned of a new sophisticated text scam circulating, claiming to be about a missed package.

With the rise in scams, we asked a cybersecurity expert what was going on.

Professor Donna O’Shea, Chair of Cyber Security at Munster Technological University (MTU),…

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