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An Garda Siochana are asking people to be vigilant when receiving text messages, phone calls or emails seeking additional delivery costs of parcels.

A number of text messages and phone calls have been received by people across West Cork simulated to be appear to be from delivery services.

DHL, An Post and other delivery services do not seek additional payments for delivery of goods to be completed. All postage costs are covered at point of sale. Please do not engage by replying to such messages.

Scam attempts are on the rise through the many forms of communication and social media. The crime prevention officer for West Cork is aware that these attempts to defraud people of money can appear to be genuine and he is asking people to think about what’s being offered. Don’t hand over any bank details or visa card details and don’t click on any links made available.

Please report to your bank and to your local Garda station if you believe that you have been a victim of a fraud or scam and are at a loss of money.

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