Waterford TD warns of scam using her name on Facebook

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Waterford TD warns of scam using her name on Facebook

Waterford TD warns of scam using her name on Facebook

Waterford Fianna Fail TD has warned her social media followers of an online scam circulating in her name. 

Mary Butler issued the warning over the weekend after it was noticed her name was appearing in the Facebook messaging app, Messenger. 

"It seems a fake messenger account has been set up in my name. It looks for people to donate on my behalf," the Portlaw native explained. 

"It's fake, don't give details," she warned. 

A number of similar scams have been reported in recent weeks with gardaí in Tipperary last week warning of a scam whereby callers claim to be from Revenue. 

People are being urged to be vigilant for such scams and to report them to gardaí.