29 Jan 2022

Offaly gardaí issue warning to public over 'invisibility cloak' hi-vis jackets

Offaly gardaí in unusual warning over hi-vis jackets

Offaly gardaí in unusual warning over hi-vis jackets

Offaly gardaí have issued a warning over the danger of hi-vis jackets becoming an "invisibility cloak" for criminals.

"When did the Hi Vis Jacket become the invisibility cloak?" gardaí pondered in a social media post.

"We see bogus callers call to people in communities offering trades and services with very little known about them. This isn't just vulnerable people.

"Some professionals and businesses engage too because the price seems right. It seldom works out well," they added.

"Please remember a Hi Vis Jacket is for safety; it doesn't confer authority or legitimatcy on a person."

"Always check credentials and say no thanks if in doubt. Report concerns too," they concluded.

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