Scam

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

I’m afraid the scam mer­chants are at it again. So this is a warn­ing to all of you out there. This lat­est scam is a tele­phone one usu­ally to your land­line num­ber. Yours truly has re­ceived a num­ber of th­ese calls from num­bers be­gin­ning with ei­ther 4412 or 4417 claim­ing to be from Eir in­form­ing you that there are prob­lems with your broad­band.

The phone num­bers usu­ally have 13 dig­its. Not sur­pris­ingly they will re­pair your broad­band for a fee. When I in­formed the caller that I was not an Eir cus­tomer he was quick to tell me that my land­line is pro­vided by Eir. When I con­tacted my tele­phone com­pany to make a com­plaint they told me that they had re­ceived nu­mer­ous com­plaints from cus­tomers and were try­ing to block th­ese scam calls.

Hope­fully the prob­lem will be sorted out sooner rather than later. For the mo­ment I will not be an­swer­ing any phone calls from the­senum­bers.

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