February 29, 2024

Warning as Kilkenny person falls victim to bank text scam

Gardai in Kilkenny are investigating a case in which a sum of money was fraudulently taken from a local person’s bank account.

The victim received a text from someone falsely claiming to be from their bank asking them to enter their account details.

Garda have urged people to never reveal their personal data or bank details to anyone who calls, texts or emails asking them to.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating an incident where a sum of money was taken from a persons account fraudulently. The injured party received a text from their bank asking to enter account details on entering the details money was taken from the account. Gardaí are reminding people that your bank will never request your bank details in this way. If you are ever unsure contact your bank.”

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