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Crime Prevention

On this month’s Crime Prevention, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice and reassurance to the public in relation to two topics, firstly a recent telephone scam where by members of the public receive phone calls from “Revenue” offering a refund and requesting bank details. Gardaí would like to remind the public not to engage with the caller and that Revenue will never look for your bank details. The phone numbers are variations of an 051 prefix, do not call these numbers back as they are premium numbers.

Sergeant Kavanagh also offered advice in relation to Retail Theft. Theft from Shops can be considered by some to be victimless crimes. In order to cover the cost of losses, retailers are likely to absorb the cost into the price the customer pays for the product bought. Gardaí offered tips and advice for both retailers and customers.