A woman in Westport this morning lost thousands of euro and had her bank account cleared out, after she fell for a telephone scam.

Across this region there have been a number of victims to these scams in recent weeks, and gardai are again advising the public to be vigilant and not to give personal details to anyone over the phone.

A scam caller, contacting eircom customers in the north Mayo region over the past number of days, offering free upgrade on broadband, has managed to steal thousands of euros from two separate victims.

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