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67% Increase In Reports Of Investment Fraud Last Year

Almost half of victims are over the age of 55.

There's been a 67% increase in reports of investment fraud over the last year.

Gardaí received 140 reports in 2020 - rising to 234 last year, amounting to €12.4 million.

Almost half of victims are over the age of 55 and there's been a rise in cases involving cryptocurrency. 

Laois/Offaly Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh says the culprits are often outside of Irish jurisdiction:

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