Michael Cryan

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Gardaí investigating a major crime network based in Ireland, and abroad, that has scammed millions of euro from victims of invoice-redirect fraud.

A man in his 20s has been charged in connection with an international invoice redirect fraud scheme, and is to appear before the Criminal Courts of Ju(...)

The suspect was released without charge on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí believe most of the near €1.2 million allegedly stolen by an employee of a major Irish accountancy and auditing firm was transferred out of the(...)

Scam artists are exploiting a surge in messages from delivery companies seeking Brexit-related taxes and charges. File photograph: Getty Images

Scam artists are exploiting a surge in messages from delivery companies seeking Brexit-related taxes and charges by sending out bogus alerts looking f(...)

Romance fraud involves victims being lured into fake romantic relationships online before being financially exploited. Photograph: iStock

Detectives have uncovered a “control centre” for a large-scale romance fraud operation in Ireland. It is the first time a romance fraud operation ha(...)

 Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan & Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan during a Garda media briefing . Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cryptocurrency frauds and other online investment scams have increased massively since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as more Irish people search (...)

The individual is contacted by text message asking them to log onto a website in order to receive a new card. Photograph:iStock

Gardai have warned the public of a ‘smishing’ scam whereby people are being contacted by text message by individuals purporting to be from Allied Iris(...)

A special team was set up in the Garda’s National Economic Crime Bureau to investigate suspicious online transactions. Photograph: iStock

Just under two years ago gardaí became inundated with requests for assistance from police forces in Europe all telling a similar story. Somebody in a (...)

When unsuspected buyers purchased vehicles or goods online, their money disappeared but their purchases never arrived. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí have identified 126 members of one of the largest ever organised crime groups working in the Republic which has laundered at least €4.7 million(...)

Fake money used in films with a nominal value of almost half a million euro has been found in circulation, An Gard Síochána has said. Image: Garda Facebook Page.

Fake money used in films with a nominal value of almost half a million euro has been found in circulation, An Gard Síochána has said. Businesses dea(...)

Gardaí warned against bargain prices online and said never to do ‘under the table’ deals

Gardaí have warned Irish consumers they could be the victims of fraud when buying any goods or services online by gangs like the Romanian network now (...)

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