Com­puter scam

Bray People - - NEWS -

GAR­DAI in Bray have urged cau­tion when pur­chas­ing items such as lap­top com­put­ers.

‘If it looks too good to be true, it prob­a­bly is,’ said Sergeant John Fitz­patrick of Bray Garda Sta­tion.

He ex­plained that some stall hold­ers or other unau­tho­rised sellers will show the cus­tomer a demon­stra­tion model, then when they agree to buy hand them a box con­tain­ing a ‘new’ lap­top.

‘It will con­tain some­thing heavy, but it will be rub­bish. It is a scam,’ said Sgt. Fitz­patrick.

He said that items such as th­ese should be pur­chased from rep­utable trusted sellers. ‘ This kind of scam has been hap­pen­ing re­cently in the Bray area,’ said Sgt. Fitz­patrick.

Any­one who knows of any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity can con­tact Bray Garda Sta­tion on (01) 6665300.

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