Gardaí have issued a warning to the public to be on alert for a phishing scam that tricks unsuspecting bank customers into handing over their details.
The latest scam which has recently targeted the south west has seen a number of people being conned into handing over their details to a group of scammers who pretend to work for AIB.
The sophisticated scam which involves a man or woman contacting a customer asking them to transfer money to a Western Union account in Ukraine.
The would be con-artist then informs the customer that a number of transactions were made through Ebay and Western Union on an their AIB account.
Gardaí say the scammers make contact on a +88 number and via the mobile app Viber.
In response to the latest scam AIB have issued an appeal to customers to be on alert and not to entertain such calls.
Speaking about the scam a spokesperson for the bank said: “If you suspect that a call may be fraudulent, hang up and call the AIB card services team on 01 6685500.”
“To assist in identifying such calls please be aware. AIB will never call you to ask for a refund of credit in this manner.”
“Also AIB will not request for a transfer to any third party accounts.”