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AIB warn customers of convincing scam that could see your account wiped days before Christmas

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AIB warn customers of convincing scam that could see your account wiped days before Christmas

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AIB has warned its customers of the latest scam text message that could see your account wiped.

The bank urged customers to remain vigilant over the festive period after it received reports of ‘fake’ text messages being sent to customers appearing to be from the bank’s phone number.

AIB said: “BE AWARE – Criminals can make their fake text messages look like they come from us. Because of how your phone sorts texts messages genuine and fraudulent AIB texts can appear the same.”

The bank outlined a potential scenario that customers should watch out for and explained what actions they should take should they receive a fraudulent text.

It said: “Read how Teresa almost got scammed recently.”

“Teresa gets a text from AIB from time to time with a code to log in online or approve a card purchase online.



Hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

“She sees a new text that causes her to panic.. someone has tried to log into her account and she URGENTLY! needs to click the link in the text message.

“STOP!

  • AIB will never send you a link in a text message or ask you to click a link
  • Ask yourself, did this come from AIB?

“Teresa clicks the link in the text message and is brought to a website created by criminals to look exactly like AIB Online Banking.

“The message on the fraudster’s site confirms her fears that someone is trying to log into her account.

“STOP!

  • Check the URL is secure and make sure it…

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