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Scammers unwittingly target a County Kilkenny Garda Station

Local Gardaí are warning you to be on alert for scam callers after they themselves were targeted by one.

Thomastown Garda Station got a call on Friday from someone saying they were ringing on behalf of Eir because a problem had been encountered with an internet router in the locality.

In order to fix the issue they needed the person who answered to go onto a signal strength website and consent to handing over remote access to the caller.

Gardaí say they informed him that he had in fact called a Garda Station and he promptly hung up.

They say Eir have been notified but are warning people to be wary.