Comreg probes lat­est phone scam

Bray People - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE through­out County Wicklow have been among those tar­geted by a phone scam which could see vic­tims lose hun­dreds of eu­ros.

Lo­cals are warned not to an­swer their phones if they re­ceive a call from the num­ber +8681897022 or sim­i­lar.

If di­alled, the num­ber will con­nect you to a pre­mium line in Slove­nia which could see you billed up to €150 or all your phone credit taken.

Be­cause of the for­mat of the num­ber, it would be easy to mis­take it for an Ir­ish one if the user did not look closely enough.

Most of the calls were tar­geted at users whose num­bers be­gin with 087. ComReg, Ire­land's tele­coms reg­u­la­tor, has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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