Police on Friday issued a warning over a new phone scam in which criminals attempt to steal personal data from victims.
According to the announcement, the authorities have received several complaints from members of the public who have been targeted in the scam.
The scammers send an SMS message with the text “Your cheque for the amount of €1,152 is ready. Please contact us on 0088183776023 in order to submit your details today.” The sender of the messages appears as ‘A Bank’.
Police are urging the public to contact the authorities if they receive the above message and under no circumstances call the number displayed.
“We urge the public to be extremely vigilant and delete these messages as soon as they receive them.”