Garda warning over security scam targeting older people

first_img By News Highland – November 19, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ Garda warning over security scam targeting older people RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Previous articleMary Boyle’s sister more hopeful of justice following ‘positive’ meeting with Enda KennyNext articleGeneral Secretary of the IFA steps down having not revealed pay package News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Donegal’s Garda Crime Prevention Officer has issued an alert in response to reports from the west of the county of a telephone scam targeting older people.The scam takes the form of a phone call to the elderly person offering security advice and/or information about alarm systems and monitoring.Once contact is established, the elderly person is asked for personal information, full name date of birth confirmation of address and personal bank details account numbers sort codes branch identity etc.Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Paul Wallace says this is a particularly nasty scam targeting our most vulnerable section of our community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PAULwWeb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.24 / 7 District Headquarters Stations: Buncrana : 074-93-20540. Milford : 074-91-53114. Glenties: 074-95-51108. Ballyshannon: 071-98-51102 & Donegal Town on 074-97- 21021Remember 999/112 can also be used in an emergency.The Good Morning Donegal Project provides a very important service to those living alone and older people should be encouraged to register for it which can be done by contacting 074-93-21598. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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