The Department of Social Protection has warned the public of a scam seeking personal information.

Please be alert to scam calls and texts seeking your personal information-

Many are receiving a call from an 083 mobile number, claiming to be from Social Protection; other calls claim to be from Revenue or from your Bank.If you receive such a call or text and something doesn’t feel right, please don’t engage and don’t share your PPS number, bank details or any of your other personal info. If you have already given personal information on one of these calls and are concerned, contact your local An Garda Síochána

The department said that staff “never ask for such details by phone or text”.The department has advised people not to engage with the caller and “do not share any part of your PPS number, bank account details or any other personal information with them

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