The police have said that more than €100,000 have been stolen by scammers over the past two weeks.
The scam, which has seen more than 200 reports filed to the Cyber Crime Unit, saw victims having between €800 and €1,800 debited from their bank accounts.
Scammers posing as companies send out text messages or emails informing clients they received a package. Victims are then instructed to click on the link and pay a small administrative fee for this package to be delivered to them.
Once they click on the provided link, customers are provided with a fake website similar to the operators, and are asked to input sensitive details like credit card details and passwords.
In another scam, bank customers are notified of a fake “suspicious transaction”, and are asked to click on a link to verify the transaction in questions. Victims are once again directed to a fake website where…