Detectives say fraudsters are toying with people’s emotions in a bid to get them to hand over hard earned cash. In this latest trick scammers pretend they have been robbed at gun point.
Police say the fraudsters claim they have had all their money stolen along with credit cards and need cash to pay hotel bills.
“Fraudsters and scammers usually appeal to the emotional side of people. We are all emotional beings so if someone said I need help, I need help to feed my children, I need help to get me out of this desperate situation, normally that emotional side will more than likely kick in and that person will part with their money without even thinking about it,” RCIPS Detective Inspector Ian Lavine, said.
Although their are no reports of anyone losing money, police caution you to be vigilant and think carefully before acting.