There has been a renewed warning over scam calls claiming to be from the ‘eir’ telecoms company.
A customer in Donegal recently received a hoax call from a person pretending to be a customer services representative from eir.
The customer was told that their broadband security was compromised. However, the person who was targetting knew it was a hoax and contacted eir.
In other cases, these callers have asked for payment to repair the broadband ‘issues’.
Eir Customer Services have warned against giving out personal or banking details to scam callers. The company says it would never directly contact customers via mobile or landline. Customers who receive scam calls are advised to block the number and ignore it.
Information on eir safety is available on: www.eir.ie/online-safety