Limerick gardai issue warning over scams

There were over 1,000 reported thefts in Limerick during April, May and June
GARDAI and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are warning members of the public to be vigilant following complaints about a man who is purporting to be selling tickets for the Children’s Ark at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

GARDAI and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are warning members of the public to be vigilant following complaints about a man who is purporting to be selling tickets for the Children’s Ark at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

A spokesperson for the UL Hospitals Group says there are currently no official fund-raising initiatives for the Children’s Ark utilising tickets to raise funds.

“Many people raise money for the Children’s Ark but people should be vigilant and ensure that ticket sellers have identification and a Garda permit for their fundraising activities. Genuine charity fundraisers always have such documentation to hand,” said the spokesperson.

Gardai have been informed about the bogus ticket seller and investigations are underway.

Separately, gardai have issued a warning about an increased presence of forged €50 notes.

“It seems there are a number of forged €50 euro notes in circulation at present in Counties Limerick and Clare. Some of these notes have been originally stained with a security dye and have since been chemically treated to conceal the dye,” said crime prevention officer, Sgt Justin McCarthy. who is advising business owners to take the necessary security precautions when dealing with €50 notes.

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