Internet scammers have been caught after mistakingly calling a Co Donegal Garda station.
The hoaxers called Ballybofey Garda station this morning a number of times claiming their internet was broken.
The conmen said they could fix the internet but that it would cost a fee to do so.
However, the schemers soon hung up abruptly when they realised they had connected to the long arm of the law!
A spokesman revealed “Gardaí in Ballybofey have received a number of scam calls this morning from people offering to fix their Internet for them.
“Of course, this service comes at a price and they were asked for their bank details! The calls ended swiftly when they were informed that they were calling a Garda Station.”
The Garda spokesman warned people always to be aware of such hoaxes.
“Please be aware that these calls are doing the rounds today and advise any elderly or vulnerable people you know to never give their bank details or any other personal details over the phone,” he said.Tags: