Tuesday 21 November 2017

Gardaí warn Kerry locals over phone scam using local number

In most cases phone scammers use foreign numbers. (Stock image)
In most cases phone scammers use foreign numbers. (Stock image)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardaí have warned residents in Kerry about the latest phone scam which is using a local number to target people.

Callers who claim to be from Microsoft are contacting people in the county, looking for information and credit card details.

The scammers are calling from what appears to be a Tralee number.

In most cases phone scammers use foreign numbers.

The number in question is 066 711 8692, according to Radio Kerry.

Gardaí have advised people to be cautious when dealing with callers and to avoid handing over information if in doubt.

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