Hi guys,

It seems that scams are happening every day, and our users are reporting them more and more. Please remember, if you encounter a scammer, contact me for advice and send me the details so I can alert the rest of the Incognito community.

Today’s scam comes from one of our users in Ireland. The scam involved receiving a series of text messages from someone pretending to be from the Irish toll road organization. They claimed the user owed over €2000 in unpaid toll fees and fines. The communications looked very official, and the website for payment seemed legitimate. Scammers often create convincing fake websites, but there are ways to check for authenticity, such as verifying the website address and looking for spelling errors or misuse of language.

In this case, the scammer convinced the woman to transfer €2000 to their bank account by threatening to suspend her toll road account. Thankfully, she contacted the police, who managed to recover the money as it was sent to an Irish bank account. This isn’t always the case, so it’s crucial to be cautious.

Be on the lookout for any messages regarding unpaid tolls. If you receive such a message and are genuinely concerned, contact the toll road company directly to verify. Do not engage with text messages or emails from unknown sources.

If you need any help or assistance, let me know.

All the best,
Stephen McCormack