BEWARE: Gardaí warn Waterford people of Department of Social Protection scam

Michelle Nic Phaidin

Reporter:

Michelle Nic Phaidin

SCAM ALERT: Gardai warn of another scam doing the rounds

SCAM ALERT: Gardai warn of another scam doing the rounds

Members of the public have been in touch with garda stations across the county in relation to scam calls purporting to be from revenue or the Department of Social Protection.

In many of these cases, the caller has informed the recipient that there is a warrant out for their arrest and that their PPS number has been linked to illegal activity such as drug activity or money laundering.

Should anybody receive a similar type of call, gardaí are advising people to hang up not to engage or provide personal data.


The Department of Social Protection will never contact you and request personal information via a phone call or a text message.  Anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to this type of call should contact their bank immediately if they have provided financial details and also contact the gardaí.