Gardai are warning that people are falling victim to scams, on a daily basis.

Recent scams have involved people pretending to be from An Garda Siochana, Social Welfare, banks, delivery companies and other businesses.

Their goal is to access sensitive information and get their hands on your money.

Gardai are urging the public never to give out such information over the phone or by text or email.

During this month, a person in Galway lost over €20,000 after being told their PPS number was found following a raid at a house.

In Dublin, a person lost over €20,000 after being told they were being investigated for money laundering, and were required to lodge money into an account, while in Donegal, an injured party lost €750 after being contacted via social media by an unknown person information them they had won a prize of €15,000 but needed to use an amazon card to claim the prize.

Gardai say this type of fraud has increased fivefold this month, compared to last month.

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