Gardaí are warning the public of a current E-mail based scam/ fraud where an individual receives correspondence claiming to be from An Garda Síochána. This correspondence states that the individuals computer is to be seized in relation to investigations into Child pornography – Paedophilia – Cyber pornography – Sex trafficking or some similar ‘judicial’ claim.
Gardaí are advising the public that An Garda Síochána does not and will not make contact with a person under investigation in this way.
Garda are advising the public not to respond to any unsolicited email seeking personal, financial or security advice. The advice is to never click on a link or attachment in an unsolicited email.
Further advice is available on the website https://www.garda.ie/en/crime/fraud/
Anybody who has received similar correspondence and has any concern about it is asked to contact their local Garda station while any person who may have inadvertently or otherwise engaged with this scam, or any similar scam, and subsequently been a victim of this type of fraud is asked to report it to their local Garda Station.