Gardai warn locals over city scam

AN old-fashioned scam is once again doing the rounds in Kilkenny City, and gardai are warning local residents to be vigilant in the run-up to Christmas.

AN old-fashioned scam is once again doing the rounds in Kilkenny City, and gardai are warning local residents to be vigilant in the run-up to Christmas.

The scam was in operation here at this time last year, and it has now returned. The criminals particularly target the elderly and vulnerable, or those living alone.

It involves someone calling to the door holding a €50 or €100 note, and telling the resident that they found it outside their house. When the resident goes to check their money, the person – or an accomplice – goes into the house to see where it is kept. They then either take it, or return later to do so.