Banking experts have warned customers of ‘number spoofing’, which tricks customers into thinking they are talking to their bank.
Fraudsters do this using a device that copies your bank’s number – even though they are calling from a different number.
As the caller ID will come up as your bank, customers may believe the call is genuine, according to the Irish Independent.
The scammers then ask for your banking details, to “move your money to a safe account.” Sometimes, the scammers speak with a sense of urgency in order to manipulate their victims.
Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) are warning people to be wary of unsolicited calls.
To learn more about how you can protect yourself against these types of scammers, visit www.fraudsmart.ie.Tags: