Laois Nationalist — ‘Romance fraud’ in Laois should be reported quickly

 Laois Nationalist — ‘Romance fraud’ in Laois should be reported quickly

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris attended the latest meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Committee

By Carmel Hayes

ROMANCE fraud and other scams should be reported to gardaí without delay, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a meeting in Laois this week.

The garda chief stressed that immediate reporting of phone and online fraud, including romance or investment scams, gives people a much better chance of recovering their money.

Considerable sums of money are embezzled and stolen from people through online frauds, including investment fraud and romance fraud,” the garda commissioner told the latest meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Committee (JPC).

Attending the meeting virtually, Garda Commissioner Harris said there has been a worrying rise in phone and online fraud and early reporting is key to successful garda investigation.

He said: “We investigate these frauds and we have an excellent relationship with the banking…

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