Businesses in Donegal are being warned of a telephone scam which uses threats to family members to extort money.
A number of business, particularly in East Donegal have already been targetted.
The caller contacts a member of staff with a key role in the business with access the cash.
They are told to follow specific instructions to deliver money to a location under the threat of danger to a family member.
Donegal Crime Prevention Sergreant Paul Wallace says money has alrady been successfully extorted from people in the Northern Ireland with the drop off in Donegal: