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Man Arrested in Connection with Ongoing GNECB Investigation Into Sim Swapping, Account Takeover and Money Laundering, Dublin 24, Thursday, 25th August, 2022

Issue Date: 25/08/2022

A man was arrested on Thursday, 25th August, 2022, in the Dublin 24 area as part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) into sim-swapping, account takeover and money laundering.

As part of an extensive Garda investigation into fraudulent sim swap attacks targeting customers of an Irish commercial bank which incurred losses of approximately €200,000 and for which a man has been charged and convicted, Gardaí at GNECB identified a supplier of SIM cards used to facilitate smishing/sim swap fraud.

On the morning of Thursday, 25th August, 2022, Gardaí from GNECB conducted a search at a residence in the Tallaght area of Dublin 24 where they arrested a man as part of this investigation.

The man, aged 27, is currently being detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Investigations are ongoing.