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Rental Scam Alert - Email Impersonating Gardaí

It has come to the attention of the Gardaí that persons are receiving unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be an "Inspector Andrew Cullen" of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. No such Garda member exists, these emails are not official and appear to be part of a rental scam to deceive people into handing over deposits on properties

If you have any concerns about unsolicited emails or other correspondence received from An Garda Síochána, please contact your local Garda Station to verify the authenticity of same.

It is important to note that An Garda Síochána will never ask you for any personal or banking information through email or over the phone.

Full advice in relation to rental scams can be found on our website at: https://tinyurl.com/y7ebx67e

Note to editor - Detective Superintendent Gerard Walsh of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is available for comment in relation to this matter. Requests should be made through pressoffice@garda.ie.