New bank card skimmers discovered in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Previous articleThe Hitchers reunite for Quinn’s ‘Recess’Next articleChic bring the good times to Limerick admin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsBreaking newsNew bank card skimmers discovered in LimerickBy admin – October 24, 2013 834 Facebook Printcenter_img TAGScard skimmersfeatured by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ are hunting an Eastern European criminal gang linked to a major international skimming operation that was uncovered in Limerick last week-end.A major investigation is continuing into attempts to fraudulently obtain thousands of euro from unsuspecting ATM customers after the discovery of a number of sophisticated skimming devices in at least four locations in the city.AIB in Adare and Raheen as well as PTSB banks in St Nessan’s Road Dooradoyle and William Street are understood to be locations where the card PIN numbers were obtained.The skimming enterprise is under investigation after gardai discovered devices at the PTSB banks recently.Gardai at Roxboro are investigating last week-end’s incidents following the discovery of transactions not approved or linked to the card owners.At least five transactions have been traced to the accounts of Limerick bank customers where upwards of €1,000 worth of debits are pending authorisation from as far as Chicago, New York and Sydney.Further reports have emerged regarding other suspicious transactions appearing on customer accounts from as far as Thailand and Eastern Europe, but these have not been confirmed and are being investigated by the banks.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Post that should anyone notice anything suspicious on any ATM, they should immediately contact the gardai and notify the bank associated.“We are reminding everyone to be very wary of using ATMs and to always check their surroundings. These mini-cameras are placed overhead the keypad and record the PIN number while the device skims the card.”He said that Gardaí have obtained CCTV footage from the area and are now pursuing a number of persons linked to a Eastern European criminal gang.Following the detection of a major international skimming operation running from a house in Limerick city two years ago, gardai have been able to monitor the threat posed by such illegal activity.However this new “sporadic” wave is not thought to be as sophisticated.Both AIB banks in Limerick where the devices were discovered are investigating similar attempts to trick people following the latest reports of such activity on customer accounts.The Limerick Post understands that investigators from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation are working with detectives from the Crime Office at Roxboro Garda Station to locate the operators and owners of the devices. WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitterlast_img read more

Siena looks to extend streak vs Fairfield

first_img February 21, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSiena (14-10, 10-5) vs. Fairfield (10-15, 6-8)Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Siena looks for its fifth straight conference win against Fairfield. Siena’s last MAAC loss came against the St. Peter’s Peacocks 85-80 on Feb. 2. Fairfield lost 61-44 at St. Peter’s on Sunday. SENIOR STUDS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 66 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Pickett has either made or assisted on 60 percent of all Siena field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 22 field goals and 24 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 64: Fairfield is 0-11 this year when it allows 64 points or more and 10-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 64.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Siena is a perfect 6-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 40 percent or less. The Saints are 8-10 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: Siena is ranked first among MAAC teams with an average of 72.6 points per game.center_img Associated Press Siena looks to extend streak vs Fairfieldlast_img read more

Team Mohamed’s, Trans Pacific thrill fans in second drag race meet

first_imgTHERE wasn’t a fan seated asTeam Mohamed’ White GTR, rebranded Godzilla, dominated at the South Dakota Drag strip on Sunday. The former world record-holding car, under the stewardship of Terrance Cox, rampaged its way down the quarter-mile for a new strip record of 8.099 seconds at the second round of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s Drag race meet.The roar of the 2700 h.p engine echoed around the Timehri circuit, true to its new name, Godzilla.Rain on Saturday had threatened the weekend, but brilliant sunshine on Sunday morning meant that race fans were in for a treat; and a treat they got. The most enterprising battle of the day, however, was between the then strip record holder, Team Mohamed’s Goliath and the Trans Pacific Toyota Alteeza.The former Strip record holder, Team Mohamed’s GTR Goliath, takes on the Trans Pacific Toyota Alteeza during yesterday’s second round of the GMR&SC Drag Race championships. (GT Callouts Photo)Just before the heavens opened up and showered the track, ending the day prematurely, the two put a perfect end on the afternoon, with Rameez Mohamed driving the Alteeza and Cox driving Goliath.Off the line, the Alteeza jumped the light and sped away but the sheer force of Goliath caught the Alteeza at three-quarters of the distance and never looked back.The much improved Alteeza granted fans what they were looking for, one of the closest battles to have graced the strip.Still, there was action all round as Marlon Wilson, out of Berbice, snagged the 16-second class. Ramesh Persaud took the 15-second class with Romeo Singh taking the 14-second class and Shan Seejattan snagging the 13-second class.Seejattan also snagged the best reaction time of 0.00426.Due to the rains, the club was unable to run the 12-second class with Krishna Jettoo winning the 11- second class and Peter Daby taking the 10 second time bracket.The unlimited section was won by Cox.The club was also unable to complete the bikes and newly installed raptor classes and will meet on Thursday to determine how the winners will be decided. RebrandingMeanwhile, a statement from Team Mohamed’s indicated that they have officially renamed the White GTR, Godzilla“We firstly want to thank all our fans for the support we have seen over the last few days, especially Sunday and we have some great news. The White Nissan GTR that has just entered the Team Mohamed’s family, will now be known as the Team Mohamed’s Godzilla.That car joins our other two GTRs– the Black Goliath and the Nismo– as part of our drag racing family as well as the race bikes and Jet Skis we have in our team.The next event on the GMR&SC calendar is the second National Race of champions billed for July 21st.last_img read more

’SC researchers publish report on Obamacare

first_imgResearchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics published a series of papers in the March edition of Health Affairs focusing on HIV/AIDS treatment and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on those living with the disease. The researchers found that early treatment for the disease was important in preventing transmission and extending life expectancy and that full implementation of the ACA would greatly expand HIV screenings leading to more successful diagnoses.Dana P. Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, along with co-authors, examined the effect of combination antiretroviral treatment on HIV transmission and prevention. Their research found that early-stage treatment prevented 188,700 new cases and saved $128 billion in life expectancy costs.Meanwhile, John A. Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center and co-authors found that early treatment of HIV can add years to life expectancy. Those who began treatment when their CD4 white blood cell counts were above 500 gained an average of 9.1 years, compared to 6.1 for those who initiated treatment when their counts were between 350 and 500. They estimate the value of survival gains at $80 billion between 1996 and 2009. Both studies used $150,000 as the value of a life-year.Researcher Zachary Wagner and colleagues examined the impact of the ACA on the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is good news for the Obama administration as the researchers found that by 2017,  an additional 466,153 people will be screened for the disease, reducing the population of those living with the disease but unaware by 22 percent.last_img read more