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RTE warn of 'Late Late Show' ticket text scam

Published 29/11/2012 | 05:00

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RTE has warned people about the dangers of responding to unsolicited text messages making false offers of free tickets to 'The Late Late Toy Show'.

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Unsuspecting recipients have reported receiving two messages.

The first text instructs the receiver to call a premium rate number in order to collect the tickets, the second contains a link to a website inviting the person to register their payment details in order to cover a €20 'delivery charge'.

But if the person engages they end up being charged money, while RTE said no tickets are available this way.

It is believed that a UK-based group is behind the scam, and intended to send close to two million of these text messages.

In a statement, RTE said it does not provide tickets in this manner and is urging the public just to ignore the messages.

Irish Independent

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