The Bank of Ireland (BOI) is warning customers to watch out for phishing scam messages delivered by SMS.
The fraudulent SMS claims that your BIO account has been frozen and you must follow a link to validate your information.
The link opens a scam website that asks you to validate your account by providing login details and other sensitive personal and financial information.
Criminals can use the information you provide to hijack your BOI account, commit financial fraud, and steal your identity.
Bank of Ireland has published the following warning on Twitter:
We are aware of a phishing/fraudulent SMS which has been sent, Bank of Ireland
would never send an SMS asking you to disclose any of your personal
information. Please delete this SMS
— Bank of Ireland (@bankofireland) July 22, 2019
A transcript of the fake BOI text message: