RESIDENTS in Sandycove and Glasthule are warned to be vigilant about bogus callers.
Locals raised the issue at two separate community meetings recently.
"People pretending to be legitimate workmen or even pretending they are from the social welfare were all mentioned," said a source.
"It's terrible to think that vulnerable people like the elderly are being targeted in this way."
Locals were asked to be extra cautious and to ask people to show ID or call gardai if they are unsure.