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Road Safety Authority issue stark warning regarding text message phishing scam

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 24/09/2015 | 13:24

Recipients of this fraudulent message are advised to delete it immediately
Recipients of this fraudulent message are advised to delete it immediately
Anyone who has provided such information in response to these fraudulent texts should contact their bank immediately.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has taken steps to warn the public about a fraudulent text message which claims to be from the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS).

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The text contains a link to a website which asks the recipient for details regarding their identity and asks for their banking details.

The RSA have stated that these messages are not from the NDLS.

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As a rule, they only sends no-reply text messages to confirm appointment times at their network of nationwide test centres.

People who receive fraudulent texts seeking such personal information are advised to immediately delete them and not to disclose any of the information requested.

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Anyone who has provided such information in response to these fraudulent texts should contact their bank immediately.

The RSA has informed the Gardai and the Competition & Consumer Protection Commission of the phishing scam.

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