Courts Service issues alert over fraudulent calls from 01 number, the latest in a series of phone scams 11 months ago

Courts Service issues alert over fraudulent calls from 01 number, the latest in a series of phone scams

Be careful.

The Courts Service of Ireland has issued an alert to the public over calls from fraudsters pretending to be from one of its offices.

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It said it was aware of "fraudulent phone calls" coming from a number associated with the Dublin Circuit Court family law office.

In a statement, the Courts Service revealed the number being used by scammers was 01-8886806.

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If a person receives such a call, they are urged not to engage with the caller.

They should also not share any part of their PPS Number, bank account details or any other personal information with them.

In a separate news, earlier in the week, the Department of Social Protection warned people of a phone scam where callers impersonate officials to attempt to get personal information.

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Meanwhile, on Thursday, Aiken Promotions issued a warning over a possible Christy Moore concert ticket scam ahead of his 2022 show in Cork.

The company said that a number of tickets have appeared on ticket re-selling website Viagogo for Moore's upcoming show.

Aiken Promotions are now asking people to avoid purchasing the tickets over concerns that they may be fraudulent as the show set to take place on 25 June is already sold out.

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In a statement, a Viagogo spokesperson said: "Viagogo is a safe and secure ticket platform used by anyone to buy and sell tickets, which is particularly helpful when an event is sold out.

"All tickets are genuine, and sellers are not paid until the buyer has successfully attended the event, so there is no incentive for anyone to list a ticket that isn’t valid. The Viagogo guarantee ensures that buyers get their ticket in time and gain access to the event, otherwise they receive an alternative ticket, or in the worst case, which is very rarely, a full refund.

"Should event organisers have any queries or concerns we would encourage them to contact us directly through the event organiser portal."