Fact-Checked: There have been no credible reports of scammers using leaked HSE data to target victims
In messages reworded from earlier debunked claims from the start of the pandemic, messages proliferating in Irish closed social media groups are spreading rumours of fraudsters calling people claiming to be from the HSE and asking for bank details after proving personal information. While this is cause for concern, the more likely scenario involves fraudsters trying to trick people without actually possessing the leaked data. The public is being cautioned not to share unsubstantiated rumours online. The Journal have the details.