January 18, 2022
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Kilkenny residents targeted by new text scams in countdown to Christmas

Kilkenny people are being targeted by new text scams in the countdown to the busy Christmas period.

Kilkenny gardai urged people to “stay vigilant” and to beware of “dreaded links” from phishing texts that are currently doing the rounds.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “They just keep coming and coming. Some phones are recognising many of the scam ‘phishing texts’ that are doing the rounds. This is a useful feature, and was noticed on a Huawei Android device and puts these in a ‘Spam folder’. In the meantime, stay vigilant and beware the dreaded links.

“Beware also that these scam texts can insert themselves amongst legitimate texts from a legitimate source.”

 

 

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