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More stolen cars and more online scams

A new ‘mycarcheck’ survey of British motorists shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing. With recent Home Office figures in Britain revealing a near 50 per cent increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years (up from 75,308 in 2013-14 to 111,999 in 2017-18), a new mycarcheck survey highlights the shocking extent of online phishing scams.

Brokers Ireland call on consumers to be more alert to insurance fraudsters

Brokers Ireland has called on Minister for State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for insurance, Michael D’Arcy TD, to speed up plans to set up a new Garda motor insurance unit.

County councillor warns of scam after receiving call from bogus 'Revenue' officer

by Una Sinnott

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.

 

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