RTE's Operation Transformation warns public against 'gift card' scam
RTE's Operation Transformation programme is warning people to beware of hoax calls in which they are offered the opportunity to win a substantial gift card.
The scam was brought to light on Ray D'Arcy's radio show.
"The people from Operation Transformation were on to us to say beware of a hoax call that is going around at the moment," Ray told his listeners.
"It happened last year as well. Someone is ringing people saying they are calling from RTE Radio and Operation Transformation and telling them that, if they give their details, they can win a €5,000 gift card.
"There is no competition of any description pertaining to Operation Transformation and RTE Radio, so if you get that call you will know immediately it is a hoax."
Earlier this week, Operation Transformation encouraged people to get out walking with their dogs so both they and their pooches can lose a few pounds.
The show is challenging the nation to collectively lose one million pounds in just 12 months, and thousands are taking on the challenge to lose weight.