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ga - I think I have just been a victim of a bogus caller. What should I do?

Never be embarrassed or ashamed to contact the Gardaí. Do so immediately. Write down all you can remember about what happened to include descriptions of the persons, their clothing, any peculiarities or distinguishing features and any vehicles used by them. Keep safely any documents they may have given you.

Ask your local Garda station about ‘bogus caller cards’. For people who feel particularly vulnerable these cards advise that the front door should not be open to cold callers. Apply the chain or door limiter and hand the caller the card, see below. Do not enter into a conversation with the caller. As stated above genuine callers will leave their details on the card. For more information contact the Garda National Crime Prevention Unit, on (01) 6663362 or NCPU@garda.ie