Gardai warn of telephone scam targeting NW businesses

Sergeant Paul Wallace
Sergeant Paul Wallace

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: