Gardai have issued a warning following several reports of people receiving requests for personal information over the phone and via email.
Financial institutions or any other official organisation will never ask for personal details via phone or email. Do not respond to any unsolicited requests of this kind. In some cases, even by answering the phone these fraudsters can gleam details stored on your phone. Gardai strongly advise people not to answer the phone to any strange numbers. If you require any further information or advice, contact Galway Garda Station at 091 538000, or your local Garda station.