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New Ross man loses €4,000 in phishing scam

A local man was tricked out of around €4,000 last week after he passed on account information to someone he believed worked from Amazon.

he man is one of seven people who made reports to gardaí over the past week of phishing – a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers.

It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.

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