TFI warns of scam claiming to sell leap cards online

Tfi Warns Of Scam Claiming To Sell Leap Cards Online
The fake page claimed those who bought a leap card via the shared link would 'enjoy a whole year of free travel'
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Transport for Ireland (TFI) has warned public transport users of an online scam in which a fake account on social media is purporting to sell leap cards.

In a post on TFI's official X account on Monday, the public transport body said it recently came across the fake page, called Transport For Ireland.


TFI shared a screen grab of a post shared by the bogus account on Facebook. In the caption, the fake page said those who purchase "our unique card" for €2.35 could "enjoy a whole year of free travel", directing them to purchase the card through a link shared in the post.

The genuine TFI account also shared an image of the false account's profile page, which was using the official TFI imagery. However, the account only had eight followers.

TFI warned: "If you come across suspicious activity, avoid clicking on links and please report it immediately.

"Make sure to check our official channels for information."

Information on how and where to buy a leap card can be found on the official TFI Leap Card website.

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