Gardaí across Cavan and Monaghan have issued a public warning following an increase in the number of incidents of coldcallers impersonating Gardaí.
According to Gardaí, they say they are "aware" of the recent increase which has taken place across the Northern Sound region in recent weeks.
According to Gardaí, these criminals use different excuses to con the more vulnerable members of our community out of their cash - by showing a sum of cash they have recovered and wanting people to check if its theirs or checking people's cash to see if its counterfeit.
The excuses can vary but they have one aim - to ascertain if there is cash in the house and if so where is it.
In a public warning, members of An Garda Síochána said they will not cold call to a house and make such requests.
They also reminded the public that any Garda member calling to a door will have identification.
Should you have any concerns about the person at the door, you should not answer the door even if they are purporting to be a Garda.
Genuine Gardaí will always provide details to allow you to confirm their identity with the local Garda Station and will be patient while you do so.