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Gardaí Warn Of Substantial Rise In Reports Of Investment Fraud This Year

There's been a 77 per cent jump in reports of investment fraud so far this year, with the majority coming from people aged over 40.

Gardaí are warning there's been a substantial rise in reports of investment fraud this year.

The force says sophisticated criminals are cloning webpages and targeting victims through online and social media ads by promising ‘once in a lifetime opportunities’ with higher-than-normal returns.

There's been a 77 per cent jump in reports of investment fraud so far this year, with the majority coming from people aged over 40.

Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan says everyone should be aware of the signs of a scam:

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