Friday 22 September 2017

Don't let your guard down

CONSUMERS have been warned about falling victim to scams after new research showed that three-quarters of consumers admitted they or a family member had been the target of an attempted fraud.

And one-in-five consumers have lost money or valuable personal information as a result of a scam, research commissioned by the National Consumer Agency indicates.

The research shows that the scams claiming the most victims are premium rate phone prize schemes and bogus callers/tradesmen.

Consumers are urged to be cautious about "working-from-home" schemes, particularly those that offer easy money for little effort.

Irish Independent

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