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Fraud Alerts

FraudSMART.ie the new home for Fraud Alerts

9th October 2017

FraudSMART.ie is a new fraud awareness initiative, developed by Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) in conjunction with Allied Irish Bank plc, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland, PermanentTSB and Ulster Bank.

Vishing (Telephone) Scam

24th August 2017

There are reports of consumers being cold-called by fraudsters claiming to be from their Bank. Fraudulent calls have been targeting customers trying to persuade them that their Credit / Debit Card have been compromised. Your Bank will never call you to ask for a refund of credit in this manner. Your Bank will not request for a transfer to any third party accounts.

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.