AIB customers affected by elaborate phishing scam

Gardaí have issued a warning to AIB customers after a new phishing scam has emerged that involves people being tricked into handing over their details.

The scam involves a person ringing up a customer and pretending to be a bank official from AIB.

A man or woman rings up the customer and asks them to transfer a sum of money to a Western Union account in Ukraine.

The fraudsters then tell the customer that a number of transactions were made through Ebay and Western Union on an their AIB account.

It is understood that the scammers make contact via a +88 number or through Viber.

AIB are aware of the scam and have advised customers to be alert to such calls.

“If you suspect that a call may be fraudulent, hang up and call the AIB card services team on 01 6685500.”

A spokesperson for the bank also said that AIB never request for a transfer to any third party accounts.

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