Be careful of defrauders throughout January sales

A photo of Irish consumer debit as well as credit card costs throughout November showed an increase of 24% in the overall online costs contrasted to the same period in 2020. With this fad to on-line spend anticipated to continue into the January sales, consumers are reminded to shop risk-free online.

According to the latest CSO crime numbers, over 13,500 scams were taped in the one year to last September, an increase of over 70%. That’s why it is more vital than ever before for consumers to be watchful.

Edel McDermott, Head of Scams at Financial institution of Ireland stated: “With even more people staying home this Xmas, we anticipate to see the pattern towards even more on the internet costs continue into January. However, any increase in on the internet deals normally multiplies chances for fraud, so we’re reminding all consumers to be on their guard.”

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