089 Scam Calls Impersonating Gardai

Potential victims are receiving automated scam calls from 089 telephone numbers informing them that their PPS number has been compromised and requests them to press 1 to speak with an investigator or official. The caller is then asked to provide personal data. In some cases, a second call is received from a different person reassuring the victim that the incident is genuine.

089 Scam Calls Impersonating Gardai

The automated phone calls are made from various numbers saying the Garda see illegal activity on your PPS are scams, therefore you asked to do the following:

  • DO NOT engage with the caller
  • DO NOT press 1 etc…
  • DO NOT click on any links in emails or text messages
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Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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089 Scam Calls Impersonating Gardai