Gardaí warning of a mobile phone scam in the Carrick-on-Shannon area

Carrick-on-Shannon Gardai are warning of a mobile phone scam in the area after receiving a large number of calls this week.

Victims of the scam are getting an automated message stating unauthorised transactions have been made on their bank or visa account.

The caller then asks the person to engage by pressing a number and may ask them to visit a website.

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Gardai are urging people to be wary of such phone calls, and to contact them or their bank if there’s any doubt about the nature of the call.

Garda Dora Tracey says no company or bank will ever ask for personal details over the phone: