Donegal people are being asked to keep a sharp eye out for suspicious activity in their areas where elderly family members, friends or acquaintances live. This follows aggressive moves by bogus callers, thieves and criminals to rob their homes and their contents. It is totally unacceptable that our communities are being subjected to this activity so get in contact immediately with Gardai if you see anything remotely suspicious please. 

They say:

“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.

“Please inform any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and friends and ensure that they have a chain lock fitted to their door, that they never answer the door to anyone that they do not know, that they 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.

“Keep an eye out for elderly neighbours and take note of any cars/callers in your area that appear suspicious.

“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).”

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