Public warned about another sophisticated phone scam doing the rounds
Don't let yourself or anyone vulnerable get caught out.
The Department of Social Protection has issued another warning about a phone scam which is currently in operation in Ireland.
The DSP has said it is aware of fraudulent phone calls and text messages, claiming to be from the department, seeking personal information, such as a PPS number or bank account details.
However, the DSP said it wishes to remind people that it will never ask for this kind of information, either by phone or text.
"If you receive such a call or text, please do not engage with the caller and do not share any part of your PPS Number, bank account details or any other personal information with them," the department said in a statement.
"If you have provided any such information to a caller that you believe to be a scam call or scam text, please contact the Gardaí immediately."
The public have been warned to be extremely cautious if they receive such a call or message.
An Garda Síochána has also released a video advising people what to do if they receive such a call or message.
Gardaí are warning the public in relation to recent attempted Phishing phone call incidents where the scammer(s) are impersonating members of An Garda Síochána as well as other organisations.
The scammers aim to obtain personal information such as bank details and/or PPS numbers pic.twitter.com/4VTRSJAwJ7
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) April 26, 2021