Offaly Gardaí issue warning over speeding fine phone scam

People urged to be vigilant

Lynda Kiernan

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Offaly Gardaí issue warning over speeding fine phone scam

Offaly Gardaí issue warning over speeding fine phone scam

A new phonecall phishing scam is doing the rounds, involving the payment of speeding fines, gardaí have warned.

Offaly Gardaí have issued a warning to the public over the latest scam, which involves people being called on their phones, and asked for their credit or debit card details to pay speeding fines.

The calls come from a number that looks like a mobile number, but has an extra digit, but are actually from another country.

"Be aware that you should not accept phonecalls asking for credit card details to pay speeding fines," Sergeant Graham Kavanagh, Crime Prevention Officer said.

The subject of scam calls changes when warnings are issued he said.

"The callers are using various guises, and will alter the scam. The main message is that no-one cold calls to look for credit or debit cards for any speeding fines," he said.

People who have received Fixed Charge Penalty notices for speeding fines are advised to check on the notice how to make payments.

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