AIB recently issued great advice to avoid being scammed
Hang up, don’t answer. Delete, don’t click.
These are the latest tricks from criminals trying to scam you and steal your money:
- Scammers calling and pretending to be your bank, the police, Amazon … with an urgent message that you must act on. Hang up!
- Criminals calling you from a number that looks the same as ours. Hang up!
- “Criminals have your card details” “We will send a secure courier to collect it”. The courier is innocent, the motive is not. Delete the message!
- When you click on a link in a text or email it takes you to the fraudsters website that mirrors ours. We don’t ask you to click on links. Don’t click!
- Scammers sometimes send emails that look like they’re coming from us “Your account or card has been blocked”, “You owe us money”. Don’t Click, Delete!
- An email saying we have changed our bank account please make the next payment to our new one – in a different country! Call the real supplier to check.
- Investment Returns that are too good to be true, false celebrity endorsements, shiny crypto-bling; early, small gain to lure you into a sense of security. Like they say If the returns look too good to be true, they probably are.