Police in Northern Ireland are warning the public to be aware of a ticketing fraud – ahead of Mayo and Dublin’s All-Ireland senior football final on Sunday week.
Over the past week, the PSNI has received numerous reports of the public being approached by a fraudster offering GAA All-Ireland final tickets online.
This man claims to be from Antrim GAA and is clear, when people contact him to purchase these tickets, that the money has to be sent in cash.
Police say numerous people from all over Ireland have sent cash to addresses in Belfast without receiving tickets in return.
The addresses the monies have been issued to have ranged through all parts of Belfast.
Police have issued a warning that scammers can be very convincing.
Their singular aim is to gain access to your money and they will employ any tactic to do so.
The public should always be wary of any individual cold calling them, and be especially suspicious of anyone who asks for money, banking or credit card information, as it’s highly unusual for any legitimate company or organisation to demand money over the phone.
Police say that if you’re at all suspicious about a call that you receive, hang up and phone the organisation that the person is purporting to represent to check their authenticity.
Your personal and banking details should never be disclosed to any unauthorised person.