Permanent tsb is warning customers of cryptocurrency investment scams. Customers should be wary of these "get rich quick" scams where victims are lured into making investments via cold calls, pop-up advertisements and cloned websites. Many of these websites look genuine and promise big returns on the investments.
Many of these scams start out with a small investment such as, €250.00. However, this will escalate and pressure will be put on the investor to invest further and more substantial sums of money.
The criminals involved in this activity are very convincing and there will be a sense of urgency and calls to action so as to "not lose out on a great deal".
We urge all consumers to seek professional advice before making any investment decision. Under no circumstances should you provide any third party with access to your online banking.
If you have been effected by one of these scams please contact us as soon as possible on +353 (1) 6695851. Further information on investment scams and other fraud types can be found on the FraudSMART website.
Permanent tsb will never provide website links (URLs) when communicating with our customers. It is also advised that customers keep a record of all permanent tsb websites and links in order to avoid falling victim of phishing sites. Our main websites are as follows (with fake link comparisons):
Real link: www.permanenttsb.ie - Fake link: www.ptsb-bank.com
Real link: www.Open24.ie - Fake link: www.Open24-banking.com
Real link: www.Business24.ie - Fake link: www.PermanenttsbBusiness24.com
Real link: www.Broker24.ie - Fake link: www.ptsb-Broker24.com
Permanent tsb will never attach bare URLS to text messages (such as www.example.com). Instead, we will always hyperlink the text. Please also note that the URL in the above message reads ".com". All of permanent tsb websites use ".ie".