A Co Donegal pensioner has warned of a new Coronavirus scam from tricksters posing as a Sky TV agents.
There has been a huge increase in the number of Sky TV customers seeking to cancel their Sports packages as sport across the world has been hit by Covid-19.
The fraudsters are cold calling homes and offering two years Sky Sports for €99 if customers retain their current package.
The 79-year-old Letterkenny woman told DD: “I have Sky TV but I don’t have Sports in my package.
“I was suspicious straight away but I listened to what the man had to say. He had an Irish accent and when I told him I didn’t have Sports he said I could still take the deal.
“He said all I had to do was pay €99 today with a debit or credit card and I would have all their Sports channels until 2022. I told him I thought he was a fraudster and he hung up straight away.
“No doubt he was moving on to someone else.”
She warned: “I suggest others do the same – just hang up on them.”
The bogus calls come as social media lights up with stories of people claiming long delays in getting through to Sky to cancel Sports packages.