Mary O’Rourke helping to launch Fraud Awareness Week: never divulge financial information by telephone or email. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former minister Mary O’Rourke has spoken of how she was almost taken in by a fraudster purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners. Mrs O’Rourke(...)

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam known as “smishing”, which seeks to gather a person’s bank account information. Targ(...)

The scammers aim is to convince the person to hand over their bank account details and passwords Photograph: iStock

Criminals are impersonating broadband companies on the phone and convincing customers to give them access to their computers and their online banking,(...)

Scammers use the likes of LinkedIn to find out who the chief executives and senior financial staff are in companies. Then they send bogus emails purporting to be from bosses to employees instructing them to transfer money into certain bank accounts

Not long ago almost all the fraudsters who tried to part us from our money were spectacularly stupid. They would send us barely literate emails tellin(...)

A  survey shows that 61 per cent of Irish people have experienced email scams, the most common form of attack. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fraudsters target almost two-thirds of Irish adults every year with scams involving email, phone and other methods, according to a survey published on(...)