Shannonside gardai warning on new bank fraud scam

Gardai have described the people behind a new bank fraud scam as being particularly cruel.

A warning is being issued by local Gardai across the Shannonside region after a number of people were conned into giving over their personal bank details to fraudsters recently.

The scam works with the unsuspecting customer receiving a call from what they believe is their bank.

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The person on the phone then claims that the customers account is at risk and that money has been taken out.

In order to secure their account, the customer then is asked to call out their bank details to the caller or ring back a number to pass on their details.

Gardai are urging anyone who gets these calls to immediately hang up and to report the matter to their bank.

Sgt Paul McDermott says people can lose a lot of money in a very short period of time.