HSE in warning over bogus collectors targeting elderly in Limerick

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

HSE in warning over bogus collectors targeting elderly in Limerick

The HSE says it has been advised of bogus callers who have claimed they are representing Roxtown Health Centre

The Health Service Executive is warning that it has been advised of bogus callers to homes of elderly people who are representing themselves as being from Roxtown Health Centre. 

In a statement, the HSE says it does not ask people about their living alone allowances or to see their bank books. 

“If you are approached by any caller who you do not know, then always ask for identification - and if you are still in doubt, then call the organisation that they say they are from or your local gardai,” said a spokesperson for the HSE. 

Bernard Gloster, chief officer of HSE Mid West,  says people should be vigilant. “All HSE staff working outdoors are appropriately equipped and skilled to identify themselves properly to the public and no HSE employee will ever ask you for financial accounts or books while visiting your home”. 

The HSE asks all people to exercise caution.

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