Public warned of individual impersonating Gardaí for financial gain in rental scam
The person responsible is accused of trying to deceive people into handing over deposits on properties.
An Garda Síochána have warned the public to beware of unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be a member of the Garda National Crime Bureau as part of a rental scam.
It has come to the attention of the Gardaí that persons are receiving unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be an ‘Inspector Andrew Cullen’ of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.
Gardaí have confirmed that no such Garda member exists and that the emails are not official. Gardaí say that the emails appear to be part of a rental scam to deceive people into handing over deposits on properties.
Gardaí are encouraging individuals who have any concerns about unsolicited emails or other correspondence received from An Garda Síochána to please contact their local Garda Station to verify their authenticity.
An Garda Síochána also clarified that they will never ask individuals for any personal or banking information through email or over the phone.
Full advice in relation to rental scams can be found on the An Garda Síochána website here.