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Crime Prevention – Bogus Callers

This month’s Crime Prevention segment included a feature highlighting the dangers associated with bogus callers who call to your home and offer cheaper gas or electricity. The bogus caller will illegally tamper with the meters causing damage to them and will charge the householder €100 for this. He will request them to pass his number to their friends and family.

Representatives from Bord Gais and the ESB highlighted the dangers of this scam and offered advice to the public about it.

Information will also be offered to the public in relation to The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS), which offers immediate support and assistance to tourists who have become a victim of crime.