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24/07/2021

Offaly gardai issue urgent mobile phone scam warning

Beware of these numbers

Offaly gardai issue urgent mobile phone scam warning

Offaly gardai issue urgent mobile phone scam warning

Laois/Offaly Garda Crime Prevention Officer, Graham Kavanagh has issued a warning about a mobile phone scam which is prevalent at the moment. 

People have been receiving calls from the following numbers:


+375602605281,
+37127913091
+37178565072
+56322553736
+37052529259
+255901130460
or any number starting from
+375 (Belarus)
+371 number (Latvia)
+381 (Serbia)


There is one ring and then the caller hangs up.

Sgt Kavanagh has warned that if you call back, your contact list can be copied in three seconds and, if have bank or credit card details on your phone, those details can be copied too. 

Don't answer or call back from the following codes:

+375 Belarus.
+371 Lativa.
+381 Serbia
+563 Valparaiso
+370 Vilnius
+255 Tanzania

Also, don't press #90 or #09 on your Mobile when asked by any caller.

It's a new trick to access your SIM card, make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal, Gardai warn. 

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