Don’t feel obliged to appear hospitable to strangers.
That’s the advice from the Crime Victims Helpline – it’s warning that recent public awareness campaigns, like the digital switchover, have helped conmen gain entry to vulnerable people’s homes.
A number of such cases have been reported across Donegal in recent months.
Victims have had money and goods taken from their homes – but often they don’t realise something’s missing until long after the visitor’s gone.
Maeve Ryan is the co-ordinator of the National Crime Victims Helpline:
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