Gardai have issued an updated warning about the increase in fraudulent calls whereby people receive phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána.

In a video update that was posted online, Garda Sergeant Geraldine Greene has reminded the public that these scams are still very prevalent and that “people continue to fall victim” every day.

In a statement released online, Gardaí said they have received increased reports of persons receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána. The number calling appears to be the phone number of a genuine Garda station.

Gardai will never make contact with members of the public in this fashion and there are four stages to these scam calls;



ILLUSTRATION – 10 March 2021, North Rhine-Westphalia, Essen: An elderly lady takes a phone call in her home. Con artists have adapted to the Corona pandemic and are taking advantage of the elderly’s fear. They…

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