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28 Nov 2021

Gardaí issue warning to people about Secret Santa Christmas social media scam

Gardaí issue warning to people about Secret Santa Christmas social media scam

Gardaí issue warning to people about Secret Santa Christmas social media scam

Gardaí are warning about a scam targeting the public on social media.

"The Secret Santa Gift Exchange or Secret Sister scam promises huge returns from a modest investment of €10," a garda spokesperson warns.

"The scheme promises that you will receive up to 36 gifts. It sounds too good to be true and it certainly is not true.

"This is a pyramid scheme and can really only benefit those on the top. Pyramid schemes are illegal in Ireland as they are a breach of Section 65 of the Consumer Protection Act 2007. It is an offence to establish, operate, promote or knowingly take part," said the warning.

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