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Three top tips to spot online used car scams

There has been a marked increase in online used vehicle scams and with that in mind, the following editorial details information of which to take note when seeking to purchase a used vehicle.

Anti fraud measures reduce claims across Westmeath

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) believes the strategy they introduced for fighting fraud is impacting on the market, after recording a 12 percent drop in claims involving uninsured or untraced vehicles in Westmeath during the first seven months of 2018.

Top tips for avoiding holiday scams

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May has arrived and Galway is still experiencing dreadful bouts of rain, wind, and cold.

Grandmother facing jail sentence for fraud which targeted Galway city centre jewellers

A UK grandmother is facing jail for her role in a gang of fraudsters who travelled to Ireland on weekends to buy high value items using fake credit cards.

Public being warned about the latest phone scam

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The public have been warned to be on the alert for a major phone scam that has been ongoing over the past while. The crooks involved are ringing people, who will hear distressed screaming or shouting in the background. The line then goes dead. If the number is called back, it can drain the victim's phone of top-up credit, or add a large fee to the phone bill.

Beware - top six used car scams

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You know the saying - “If the UK sneezes, we get a cold” and in my experience that is very often true. So to that end I came across this from MyCarCheck, the UK consumer vehicle data provider. It recently reported that 32 per cent of the finance checks it conducted in February 2015 flagged up potentially major issues. To further underline the increasing importance of finance checks, MyCarCheck has compiled a list of current used car scams.

Beware of used car scams

You know the saying - "If the UK sneezes, we get a cold" and in my experience that is very often true. So to that end I came across this from MyCarCheck, the UK consumer vehicle data provider. It recently reported that 32 per cent of the finance checks it conducted in February 2015 flagged up potentially major issues. To further underline the increasing importance of finance checks, MyCarCheck has compiled a list of current used car scams.

Local garda assigned to tracking down welfare fraudsters under new crackdown

The Department of Social Protection has taken a further step to crack down on social welfare cheats in Galway. A member of the Gardai has been seconded into the Department’s Special Investigations Unit and will take specific responsibility for preventing welfare fraud in the city and county.

Man charged with alleged social welfare fraud in Castlebar

A 68-year-old man in Castlebar is to face 121 charges relating to alleged social welfare fraud.

Castlebar sting caught online credit card fraudster

A Glenisland man has been jailed for online credit card fraud.

 

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