ALERT: New campaign to tackle rise in scams calls and cybercrime

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The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, and Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll have announced that An Garda Síochána will from this month organise events nationwide to inform the public of the dangers of cybercrime. This follows a dramatic rise in the number of scams both online and over the phone.

The events will be run nationwide by the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau in conjunction with Community Gardaí and Crime Prevention Officers and will initially focus on our older and business communities.

The move is one of a number of initiatives being taken by the Department and An Garda Síochána as part of European Cybersecurity Month.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign at the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau’s offices at Harcourt Square, Minister Humphreys said: “We have all received some of these strange phonecalls and text messages over the last few months. Some of them can be very…

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