Gardai are reminding the public to be on alert for potential frauds in the run up to Christmas.

Text and online loan scams are on the rise at this time of year, and Gardai are advising consumers to be on alert for text messages, emails or phone calls appearing to be from a bank and requesting personal details or security information designed to gain unlawful access to bank accounts.

Any member of the public who receives such unsolicited text messages, calls or emails should contact their bank to check the validity of the request.

Gardai have expressed concern at the growing number of new scams targeting consumers as Christmas approaches.

 

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