Stoneyford, Ennisnag, Newmarket, Hugginstown
13 Márta 2021
Important message from An Garda Síochána Crime Prevention Unit
Gardaí are receiving an ever increasing number of complaints in relation to fraudulent and illegal scams. These scams can come in the form of texts, emails, telephone calls to your mobile or landline or even through social media. They can be difficult to spot as the correspondence claims to come from a reputable organisation such as your bank, card issuer or even a government department such as Revenue.
The message can appear within a genuine thread of text messages that you may have received from a legitimate organisation. Anyone can fall victim to these scams, however Gardaí are asking the public to make vulnerable persons aware of them. The worldwide nature of these scams which are designed to steal money from unsuspecting parties means that they are particularly difficult to investigate.
How to avoid becoming a victim:
- Be suspicious of text messages received out of the blue that claim to come from a
reputable organisation, such as a bank or credit/debit card issuer.
- Be cautious of text messages that prompt you to call a phone number or visit a website
to resolve an issue or verify your details urgently.
- Do not respond to text messages that request personal information, such as your bank
account details, without first independently verifying that they are from a genuine source.
- Never reply to text messages that request your PIN, online banking password, or any other password.
- Be wary about calling any phone number, or clicking on any link, that is embedded within a text message.
Examples of recent fraudulent messages that have been received are purporting to be from Revenue, Amazon, Various Couriers/Delivery Companies, Financial Institutions, and even Covid-19 related (seeking people’s details to register for the Vaccine.)
Gardaí would ask that we all look out for more vulnerable persons with regards to these scams.
Remember never click on unknown links or divulge your personal information over the phone.
Séamus is doing classes on Zoom all are welcome to participate.
Mo léan, mo léan, what more can be said? After a well attended first session back, it is with a heavy heart I have to announce that the Fit Club is cancelled until further notice.
Covid wins again!
Will resume when possible.
Will resume when possible.
Kilkenny County Council have allocated €100,000.00 recently to upgrade the footpaths and drainage in Hugginstown during 2021.
Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.
The Lotto is suspended until further notice. Might be back on 8th. March!!!!! Your support is appreciated.