Warn­ing of bo­gus call­ers

Bray People - - NEWS -

AN Ark­low res­i­dent has is­sued a warn­ing to the com­mu­nity to be on the look­out for bo­gus call­ers af­ter she was tar­geted by three men on Fri­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at a house in South Green af­ter 3.30 p.m. when the res­i­dent who lives alone heard a knock at the door.

‘ There were three of them and they told me that they had read my elec­tric­ity me­tre and that I owed a cer­tain amount of money to ESB. I told them that I didn’t owe any money and that I had a pay and go me­tre but they said they would come back and cut me off,’ the res­i­dent ex­plained. ‘ They of­fered no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and drove a large white van,’ she added. Af­ter the call­ers had gone, the woman called ESB who ver­i­fied that they had not au­tho­rised any such call-outs and that it was not a com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

‘I knew I didn’t owe any money but I called ESB to make sure and they told me that these men were not from their com­pany. One of them wore an old style oil­skin jacket and a hat and was aged in his late twen­ties or early thir­ties,’ she said.

The woman quickly re­ported the in­ci­dent to the Gar­daí and has warned neigh­bours of what hap­pened. ‘I re­ally want to get the word out be­cause they peo­ple are prey­ing on vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple. Some peo­ple night be­lieve them and give them money. It’s a ter­ri­ble thing to hap­pen,’ she said.

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