Two men sought in connection with bogus fake €50 note scam in Cork
As scams go, this certainly wasn't the most sophisticated.
Gardaí are appealing for information in connection with an incident in which two men asked the occupant of a house in Cork to show them any €50 notes he had in his possession, having first shown him a number of fake €50 notes and a Garda badge.
On the morning of Friday, 27 August, two men, both wearing face masks, called to a house at Coolequane in Watergrasshill in Cork, between 9.30am and 10am.
The men then displayed a Garda badge to the occupant of the house and proceeded to show him a number of fake €50 notes, before asking if they could see any €50 notes the occupant had in his possession.
The occupant then asked the men to leave his property.
The men subsequently left on foot, but it is believed that the men may have been travelling in a small blue car.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward and are also appealing to any road users who may have been travelling in the Coolequane area between 9.30am and 10am and who may have camera footage of the car or the men, including dash-cam, to make this footage available to Gardaí.
Gardaí are also appealing to any persons that may have been victim to a similar incident to report it to Gardaí.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.