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Conman posing as officer from An Garda Siochana calls at homes in south Armagh

A conman posing as a member of An Garda Siochana has been reportedly calling at homes in south Armagh.

Despite the obvious jurisdiction flaw in his approach, the suspicious door-stepper was reported to PSNI by residents in Forkhill.

“We received a report [on Monday] evening of a male calling at addresses in the Forkhill area claiming to be from An Garda Siochana.

“This male claimed that he was contacted by a local pub about a large sum of money which had been found.

“We have checked with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana and they have confirmed that this caller is not genuine.

“If anyone approaches you claiming to be from An Garda Siochana or the PSNI and you have any concerns about them being genuine, please contact us immediately and do not let them into your home until their identity has been verified. Stay safe.”

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