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Warning as scammers target West Cork phone numbers

COMPUTER owners in West Cork are being warned to be extra vigilant following a spate of scam calls from cyber criminals claiming to represent tech giant Microsoft. The scam works with the caller ringing random phone numbers and if someone answers they claim to be calling from Microsoft. They then claim that there is a problem with the user’s computer and offer to fix the issue there and then by

Text alert system proving to be a success

by Eoghan O’Connell MORE than 600,000 texts alerting people to potential criminal activity in their local area have been sent to individuals and communities across the country during the first year of the crime prevention Text Alert system, according to figures released today by An Garda Síochána.

Major cannabis haul discovered in Bandon

AS part of on-going operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Bandon area gardaí have made a significant seizure of cannabis herb in the Bandon area.   Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit assisted by uniformed officers carried out a search of premises in the Templemartin area of Bandon at approximately 10am on July 3rd.