Residents warned of Irish Water themed scam

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first_imgPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Previous articleSMEs to explore sources of funding at Shannon Chamber eventNext articleSheila Richardson takes En Plein Air top prize Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsCrime & CourtResidents warned of Irish Water themed scamBy Staff Reporter – September 6, 2017 1281 Linkedin Print Advertisement Email WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Scammers are purporting to be from Irish Water in the return of an email phishing scamLIMERICK homeowners and residents are being warned of the return of an Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam.In its latest warning notice, ESET Ireland said that the custom made scam for Irish computer users, is doing the rounds again.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Coming in the form of an email titled “Update your account details” and equipped with Irish Water graphics, the phoney email says:“Irish Water is performing the annual account maintenance procedure. Please login to your account and complete the requested actions. Once logged in you will be guided to the rest of the process.Log in now to My Water and complete your online account maintenance.”Clicking on the link leads to a forged log-in page, where the victim first hands over their Irish Water log-in details and is then asked to enter all the details of their credit or debit card as well.After providing the cybercriminals with all the required info, the user gets bounced back to the genuine Irish Water website.Users should avoid clicking on any links in such fraudulent emails, as they can lead to counterfeit or infected websites, that can spread malware or cause financial damage.See more news here TAGSIrish Waterphishingscam Twitter Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearlast_img

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