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04th Jan 2024

Commuters issued major warning over Leap Card scam

Simon Kelly

Leap Card scam

Users have been told to avoid clicking links and to report any scams.

Transport For Ireland (TFI) have issued an urgent warning over a scam surrounding the Leap Card.

Commuters have been warned not to interact with a scam social media page “attempting to sell Leap cards” online.

The page in question told users they can purchase an annual subscription Leap card for €2.35 by clicking a link.

Transport for Ireland issue major warning over Leap Card scam

The scam page shared a photo of someone holding a Leap card in Dublin city centre, offering an annual Leap Card subscription for just €2.35.

“Do not miss the opportunity to issue an annual subscription and use public transport all year round!” the caption reads, before attempting to get users to click on the link.

Commuters have been warned by TFI to not interact with the account and to report it to the social media platform.

Taking to social media, TFI said: “We’ve recently come across a scam page that’s attempting to sell Leap Cards.

“If you come across any suspicious activity, avoid clicking on links and please report it to the platform. Make sure to check our official social media pages and websites for information.”

Leap cards can be bought directly from the official TFI website, as well as from many in-store agents nationwide.

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