Gardai warn of ‘Grandparent Scam’

Gardai are warning the public of a new text scam, called the Grandparent Scam.

An unknown number will send a text pretending to be a relative, claiming they’ve borrowed a phone.

The scammer will then try to get information to make themselves more believable, and will request money.

Detective Michael Cryan from the National Economic Bureau says never volunteer information in a conversation with unknown people:

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