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Residents in 12 counties can expect a crackdown on illegal TV streaming services.

The so-called dodgy boxes stream access to premium TV, sporting events and brand new movie releases.

Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Limerick, Kilkenny, Offaly, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Donegal are being targeted.

Chief Executive of Sport for Business, Rob Harnett, says people can be scammed:

“It can also be a little bit dodgy in terms of some of the links that might be available on the streams that you’re taking down illegally.”

“If you’re not paying for it, somebody is, and sometimes they can be advertisers or even people who are going to try and scam your money.”