Gardaí issue warning over cheques scam

Galway Gardaí have warned business owners across to be wary when accepting cheques.

The warning comes amid the latest scam involving ‘bad’ cheques which were handed in to businesses in Tuam and other parts of the county in recent weeks.

The scammer will usually present a cheque which requires the shop owners to give change – but the cheque then bounces.

Sergeant Peadar Ryan said businesses should remain vigilant when accepting third party cheques from people they don’t know.