A message from “BOI” being sent to users tells them that their online account has been disabled due to unusual activity.
The scam is being sent through a text message that urges the user to click a link that sends them to an external website.
Fraudsters send texts pretending to be from Bank of Ireland. They target mobile users by sending texts with links to fraudulent websites to trick you into providing your online banking details or card details. Remember: Bank of Ireland will never send you a link asking you to confirm your personal banking details.
If you have received a suspicious text claiming to be from Bank of Ireland, please do the following:
Do not respond unless you are entirely satisfied that the text is genuine.
If you are not sure, They can check it for you – just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and They’ll let you know if it was really from them. Remember to include the phone number that the text was sent from, or forward a screenshot of the text if possible.
Do not use a phone number provided in the text which could be fake.
Do not click on any links.
Delete the text.
If you have clicked on a suspicious link, call BOI on their Free phone numbers as soon as possible.