A number of Kerry people have lost substantial sums of money after falling victim to the latest telephone scam.
Several people have contacted Gardai in the county, explaining that they’ve either lost all their phone credit, or had large sums of money added to their mobile phone bill.
The scam works, when the victim answers a call to their mobile, which comes from a number outside of Ireland.
They hear the voice of a person in distress, but the caller then hangs on.
Garda Eilish Cronin explains how people have been caught: