ESB Networks warn of bogus callers in Kerry

ESB Networks is warning people in Kerry about bogus callers to houses.

The organisation says individuals have been calling to homes in rural parts of Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary claiming to be working for a contractor on behalf of ESB.

These people are looking at trees in residents’ gardens that they claim might be a risk to electricity cables; in some cases they’ve cut down trees and looked for money from the homeowner.

ESB Networks Area Manager, Kevin Harrington says their workers or contractors never seek payment on site, and they’re urging people to ask to see ID, and if in doubt to call gardaí.