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03 Oct 2022

ALERT: Carlow Gardaí issue warning to people over invoice redirection fraud

Be advised!

Carow Gardaí wish to create awareness and advise against the ongoing criminal redirection of invoices to companies throughout the country.

Caution is advised in relation to receiving any request to redirect funds to new or different payment facilities.

Processes and procedures should be put in place to carry out balances and checks in the event of a request to redirect funds.

Many of these requests come from what may at first glance be a genuine source.

Basic advice would dictate that any request should be followed up by a personal phone call to a known employee of the company purporting to request the redirection.

Losses amounting to over €4,400,000 have been reported to Gardaí so far in 2019.

In April 2019 alone there have been numerous attempts in relation to this type of fraud with in excess of €2,270,000 stolen.

An Garda Síochána in conjunction with Financial Institutions, Financial Intelligence Units Worldwide and Foreign Police forces, have recovered in excess of €1,280,000. 

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