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A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Fraud and Scams: Be Alert

From Frank at Youghal Active Retirement Association (YARA):

Good morning!

As you are aware there was a recent high level cyberattack on the HSE, which has been described as sophisticated high level fraud.

Digital, or on-line, fraud has become more prevalent, and the older generation has now become a prime target for this area of criminality.

We all need to understand the implications of this, and our best defence is to stay informed and alert.

I attach a short document from Age Action (click this link): 29253-age_action_a5_scams_and_frauds_leaflet_web (2) which has some good information to help you defend yourself in this area.

There is also a site is called Fraud Smart, which is operated by the Irish Banking and Payments Federation – link here: https://www.fraudsmart.ie/personal/fraud-scams/ Go to the Personal section for some good advice.

Our new adage is – Stay Safe and Stay Secure – take steps to be safe and secure in your on-line activities.

Regards, Frank.