Gardai have received reports of males calling to the homes of elderly people over the past number of days claiming to be working with An Post.

These men then say that they are there to check any Euro notes at the property.

These men are targeting the elderly in the hope that they can intimidate and deceive them.

Gardai are advising the public to inform any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and friends and ensure that they have a chain lock fitted to their door, that they never answer the door to anyone that they do not know, and that they have their eircode taped beside their phone in the case they need to contact the gardai to attend.

It is also being advised tape the number the local 24 hour Garda Station telephone number beside your phone.

Gardai are asking the public "to keep an eye out for elderly neighbours and take note of any cars/callers in your area that appear suspicious."

All bogus callers should be reported to your local Garda Station and in the event that you do not know the number you can call Letterkenny Garda Station (Divisional Headquarters)on 074-9167100. (24 hours)

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