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FraudSMART Alert on Social Media Scam

FraudSMART is warning consumers to beware of a scam which is currently appearing on social media platforms in an unusually high volume (Facebook).

Key details:

The scam involves a reward being advertised as compensation for completing an Open24 online experience with Permanent TSB. The customer is asked to provide their online details including security passcodes in order to receive their reward.   Malware may subsequently be added to their device, which also allows for customer information and details to be stolen.

FraudSMART Advice

  • Do not respond to or disclose your online banking details to anybody other than your bank.
  • Do not download or install any file from an unknown or suspicious source.
  • Never give away personal information, bank account details or security details such as your PIN or online password to anyone.