Gardai in Mayo are advising the public of a phone scam that appears prevalent today across the county.
An unsuspecting member of the public receives a call from an 087 number and they hear the recorded voice purporting to be from a member of the gardai and advising that the person's account has been compromised.
The scam caller then asks for the person's PPS number and Bank details.
Gardai are again advising everyone to be on alert and to know that the gardai would never ring anyone, seeking information re PPS number or bank details.
If you receive such a call, the advise is to put down the phone immediately and advise the gardai of the number that called you, if you have a record of it.