GARDAÍ in Cork are investigating a fraud incident in which €5,000 was taken out of a person’s bank account after responding to a text message.
The fraud incident is one of six reported to gardaí in the Bandon district in the past week, along with four made the previous week.
In this incident, a person responded to a text message and ended up handing over PIN details for their bank account, enabling the fraudsters to siphon €5,000 from the account.
Investigations are underway but gardaí say the fraud was committed outside the State.
Superintendent Brendan Fogarty said: “Be very careful – nobody should be asking you for your PIN numbers or other bank details.”