In the Mayo Garda division, people have lost thousands of euro to internet and phone scammers. What can you do to avoid falling victim?
On Friday 7th June, John Nolan was joined in the Live@2 studios by Sergeant Tony Cosgrove, Crime Prevention Officer of the Mayo Division of An Garda Síochána.
He described how the scammers work, and what to do if you think you are being targeted – for example, if you get a call supposedly from your broadband provider saying they want to fix a problem with your connection.
Listen to the interview to find out what Tony did when he received one of those calls himself!
Find further resources for protecting yourself at www.FraudSMART.ie, or call into Claremorris Garda Station and speak to Sgt Tony Cosgrove yourself.