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Spike in investment fraud sees over €25m stolen last year, with men more likely to fall victim

There has been a significant increase in investment fraud in Ireland that has seen €25 million stolen from people last year.

Gardaí said that a total of €25.36 million was reported stolen last year, almost equal to the same amounts stolen in 2021 and 2022 (€14m and €11.5m respectively) combined.

In the first two months of this year, more than 55 people have reported investment fraud, double the number of reports in January and February last year.

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