Ask A Broadsheet Reader


Anon writes:

“So Irish Water texted me for a refund, but I have never registered. So where did they get my phone number? It’s unlinked on the Electoral Register…”



19 thoughts on “Ask A Broadsheet Reader

  1. Dave

    A fake spam text message? The Royal Prince of Nigeria emailed me the other day about some inheritance but I never gave him my email address

  2. Hallström

    “It’s unlinked to the electoral register”

    The electoral register won’t have your phone number either.

  3. Glat1

    Scam. They got your phone number either by trying numbers at random, or from a list they have bought. Delete the text and enjoy your weeked.

  4. Cian

    Perhaps a good Samaritan paid your bill for you?
    Text them back your bank details for a refund.

    Oh, and just to be sure post your credit card number here so, eh, they can refund it directly!

  5. Scoops4all

    ‘A friend’ got the IW refund in the post the other day. Registered but never paid them a penny.

  6. Eoin

    Probably a phone phishing fraud scam. Probably run by Irish Water nonetheless. Gotta pay dem bonuses.

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