Scammers dressed as An Post employees are targeting the elderly, Gardaí warn 2 months ago

Scammers dressed as An Post employees are targeting the elderly, Gardaí warn

Gardaí in Donegal have warned that scammers dressed as An Post employees are targeting elderly people.

A statement from An Garda Síochána says men are posing as An Post officials in an attempt to rob homes.

"We have received reports of males calling to the homes of elderly people over the past number of days claiming to be working with An Post. These men then say that they are there to check any Euro notes at the property.

"These men are targeting the elderly in the hope that they can intimidate and deceive them."

Currently the scammers appear to be operating in Donegal.

Gardaí have appealed to the public to warn their elderly relatives about the scam, and make sure that they have a chain lock fitted to their front door.

People are also advised to "have their Eircode taped beside their phone in the case they need to contact us to attend at their phone and also tape the number for their local 24 hour Garda Station beside their phone.

"All bogus callers should be reported to your local Garda Station and in the event that you do not know the number you can call Letterkenny Garda Station (Divisional Headquarters) on 074-9167100. (24 hours)."