THE DEPARTMENT OF Social Protection has reminded the public to stay alert to scam calls, while a cyber security expert has said people shouldn’t be “embarrassed” if they fall victim and to report it straight away.
Earlier this week, the Department of Social Protection and gardaí issued warnings to people about continued scam calls. The calls sometimes contain automated messages.
The scam calls claim that the recipient’s PPS number has been compromised or that gardaí believe their details have been involved in or linked to a crime.
Paul Delahunty, information security officer at cyber security company Stryve, said these calls can “rattle you a bit if you’re not expecting it”.
“Mobile numbers are kind of out there,” Delahunty told The Journal.
“A lot of the time this can be as a result of breaches. A lot of numbers are also sold on the dark web and they have certain access and other details that might be…