Sneem Community Alert urge people to report suspicious activity to Gardaí in bid to prevent cold callers

Sneem Community Alert Group says people should report suspicious behavour to Gardaí to help stop vulnerable householders being targeted by aggressive cold callers.

Gardaí revealed yesterday that these types of house callers had pressurised an elderly woman in Cork to buy chainsaws, generators and other unwanted tools.

Tadhg McCarthy of Sneem Community Alert says similar incidents have taken place in his area.

He says communication between neighbours and Gardaí is vital in order to deter such callers, who may scam people out of large sums of money.

He is calling on the public to report any suspicous behaviour including supplying gardaí with car registration details.

Mr McCarthy says it’s easy for people to be targeted.