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Reports of phone scams in Carlow and Kilkenny continue to increase

Thieves are even faking the caller ID to show it's from the local Garda station

The number of reports to GardaĆ­ of elaborate phone scams is continuing to increase.

The latest sophisticated technique uses up to three different calls and the thieves are even faking the caller ID to show it’s from the local Garda station.

Gardai are renewing their warning to be on your guard and Kilkenny Carlow Divisional Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Peter McConnon’s been on air with us to explain what to expect.

Listen back to his conversation with our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is here:

It followed a call to the show from a listener who was eager to share her experience – hear her here: