Gardaí in Donegal are warning members of the public to be wary of the latest ‘bailiff’ scam.
The e-mail based scam/fraud occurs where an individual receives correspondence claiming to be from a ‘Bailiff Service’.
This correspondence states that an outstanding debt payment is due and that failure to pay will result in the Bailiff Service attending the individual’s home address to inventory their valuables.
“The email will ask the individual to deposit a sum of money through bank details provided,” a garda spokesperson said.
They would like to remind the public of the following fraud prevention advice:
- Don’t respond to any unsolicited email seeking personal, financial or security advice.
- Never click on a link or attachment in an unsolicited email.
- If you believe the email is from a genuine source, verify this independently.
- Independently verify any requests for information and never use the contact details supplied to you by the caller or texter.
“We advise anybody who has received similar correspondence and has any concerns about it to contact us for advice. We also appeal to anybody who may have inadvertently or otherwise engaged with this scam, or any similar type of scam, and subsequently been a victim of this type of fraud to report it to Gardaí.”Tags: