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Fraud Alerts

Vishing (Phone) Scam

6th October 2016

As a result of heightened Vishing (Phone) activity targeting Irish consumers, BPFI is issuing this important alert.

Overpayment Scam

24th May 2016

As a result of heightened activity around overpayment scams impacting Irish businesses, BPFI is issuing this important alert.

Vishing (Telephone) Scam

4th December 2015

As a result of heightened activity around telephone vishing targeting Irish consumers, BPFI is issuing this important alert..

CEO/CFO Fraud

20th October 2015

As a result of heightened activity around CEO/CFO Fraud targeting Irish businesses, BPFI is issuing this important alert.

Vishing Scam

11th August 2015

As a result of heightened Vishing activity targeting Irish consumers, BPFI is issuing this important alert.

Invoice Re-direction Fraud

A number of businesses in Ireland have recently fallen victim to a scam involving bogus emails being received that purport to be from an existing creditor which request that the creditor’s bank account details be amended.

Bogus Lodgements

A number of companies in Ireland have fallen prey to frauds that involve criminals being reimbursed finacially following a supposed over-payment for goods or services with a cheque or draft that later turns out to be counterfeit.

Social Engineering

A number of banking customers in Ireland have fallen prey to frauds that involve various forms of social engineering (where the information required is garnered from a person rather than breaking into a system).

Trojans/Malware

As a result of heightened Trojan/Malware activity targeting business banking customers BPFI is issuing this important advisory.