Gardaí issue warning on door-to-door conmen targeting Kerry’s elderly

Conmen calling door to door offering to carry out household jobs, are targeting elderly people in Kerry and overcharging them.

Gardaí say there’s been three incidents in recent weeks, where conmen have arrived at people’s doors, offering to carry out work such as guttering and pavement repairs.

These men usually charge exorbitant fees for their work, and often leave the area before the job is finished.

Garda Merlyn O’Connor says householders should be very wary of anyone calling at their door offering to do jobs, and should always ask for identification.

She says these men are usually very convincing: