Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Flood has issued a warning to residents about a bogus caller claiming to be contracted by Louth County Council.
Cllr Flood, who is also Chairperson of the Drogheda Joint Policing Committee, said “I was contacted by residents in Termon Abbey about a man dressed in black, in his thirties, claiming to be from Louth County Council. He called to their doors after 8pm on Wednesday and again on Friday afternoon claiming he needed to access their house as Louth County Council were going to replace their boilers”
Cllr Flood explained “the residents who contacted me were wary of him as these were privately owned houses and not local authority homes. He was fairly insistent that he needed to see the heating clock by the boiler as that was what he was going to replace.”
“Thankfully the residents I spoke to sent the man away, but others may not have been so lucky. I contacted the director of services for housing to confirm if there were any Louth County Council contractors in Termon Abbey looking to replace boilers in private houses. He confirmed there were not.”
Kenneth Flood is warning residents of Termon Abbey and all surrounding areas that “this guy knocking doors in Termon Abbey is a bogus caller. Both I and Louth County Council have informed the Gardaí and they are investigating.”
The Drogheda Councillor is urging all residents “to take extra care when opening your door and please keep a particular eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours who may be having work done. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, genuine tradesmen will be happy enough to answer any queries and identify themselves. If you have any doubts then please contact the organisation they say they are representing and they should be able to confirm if they have tradesmen working in the area.”