Gardai have issued a warning about bogus callers from Irish Water.
There have been incidents reported of thieves trying to enter people’s homes, claiming to be from Irish Water, who say they are fitting water meters.
In reality, Irish Water operatives all have identification, which you should ask to see, and in any event, water meters are fitted from the public pathway. Nobody need enter your home to carry out this work.
The water charges are going to cost us quite enough I think, without people losing money to opportunistic scammers.
Please let elderly people in particular know that they should never let anybody into their home unless they are certain of their identity.