Dublin vehicle owners are being urged to be on alert as a new scam is doing the rounds with criminals using hi-tech gadgets to gain access to cars.
According to Dublin Live, a number of reported break ins have occurred in the Beaumont area recently.
It is understood the would be thieves are using new gadgets to gain access to vehicles by standing close to people’s homes to access the key fob signal.
Dublin Live say the low tech scam works when the thieves stand close to the vehicle and the owners home.
It is understood the signal is picked up by the person standing close to the house and it is then passed on to the person next to car who uses a gadget to trick the car’s computer system.
Although no cars have been stolen Dublin Live say a number of items have been stolen from a vehicles in the area.
The latest scam has already caught the attention of the Gardai and they are urging car owners to keep their valuables safe and not to leave their car keys out in the open whilst at home.