A number of listeners to Midwest Radio in the west Roscommon area have today received suspicious phone calls from someone claiming to represent AIB bank.
It’s likely to be a vishing scam. Vishing occurs when an individual calls you claiming to be from the Bank, or a company providing a service and request financial and/or personal and security information.
The term is a combination of ‘voice’ and phishing. It is typically used to steal credit card numbers or other information used in identity theft schemes from individuals.
A spokesperson for AIB told Midwest News this afternoon that the phone number displayed on the victim’s handset may appear to be a genuine bank phone number but these can be mimicked by criminals.
The spokesperson is advising customers who suspect fraudulent activity from any call received, to ask the caller to confirm their authenticity and if still in doubt of the caller’s authenticity, end the call .
If you feel your bank details have been compromised, you should call the number on the back of your credit or debit card or alternatively call the official number for the branch on the AIB website.
Customers can find the AIB security centre at the following link: https://aib.ie/security-centre