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
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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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