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240 hours’ community service for man in ‘crash for cash’ scam

A 27-year-old man reared-ended a taxi on purpose so that passengers in the taxi could make a false insurance claim for personal injuries. Barry Hynes,...

Conwoman preyed on vulnerable pensioners

A woman who stole money from two vulnerable pensioners will avoid a four-month prison sentence if she completes 150 hours of community service instead. Maura...

DoneDeal scammer jailed for five years

A Galway City man – believed by Gardaí to be one of the most prolific scam artists in the country using the DoneDeal website...

Scammers targeting students on accommodation search

Students and parents across the region have been warned to be wary of an accommodation scam being operated on the net possibly by an...

Garda warning over cash scam targeting pensioners

Gardaí have urged the elderly to be extra vigilant about people calling to their door after another Galway pensioner was scammed out of money...

Fraudsters turn to phishing as Gaeilge

Innovative foreign scammers are trying to cash in on the ‘Deontas’ bonanza in the Connemara Gaeltacht – by phishing ‘as Gaeilge’! Phishing is the fraudulent...

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