AIB customers have reported receiving texts seemingly from AIB themselves stating that there have been suspicious transactions on their card and to click a link for more details.
This text appears in a previous thread of legitimate messages from AIB, where the bank sends confirmation numbers in order to confirm it is you making an online purchase. The fact it seemingly comes from a legitimate AIB number has fooled customers into believing the text is real.
The text reads: “A suspicious transaction was made today with your AIB Visa Card. Visit https://www.rsvplive.ie/news/irish-news/aib-customers-hit-new-realistic-24627742 to view entire message.”
However, when the customer clicks the text link, it asks for account and bank information, and it is a well constructed scam.
A spokesperson for the Gardaí told RSVP Live: “An Garda Síochána wish to warn members of the public of smishing/vishing/phishing fraud. The most prevalent types are purporting to be from your bank, or other financial institution, where you are invited to…