Bank of Ireland customers are being warned to take care against fraudsters pretending to be from the organisation and asking for banking details.
This recent scam has arisen from fake calls and fake texts or emails being sent to people. This has occurred at times after a customer has sent a message to Bank of Ireland or another trusted company on Twitter or Facebook.
A statement from the Bank of Ireland calls on customers to be extra careful and never share bank account details, passwords or confidential information.
“Always be vigilant, especially if you receive a call you weren’t expecting from someone who claims to be from Bank of Ireland.
“No matter what story you are told, never give away your passwords or your personal or banking details, and never transfer money out of your account to a new or ‘safe’ account,” the warning says.
“If you get a suspicious call or email, especially after sending a tweet to us, contact email@example.com immediately. Remember: Bank of Ireland will never ask you to transfer money to another account.”
More guidelines on detecting fraudster and reporting concerns are available on https://www.bankofireland.com/security-zone/fraud-alerts/