LOTHIAN and Borders Police and Scottish Borders Council are warning members of the public to be aware that men posing as council workers are knocking on doors asking for scrap metal.
The warning comes after a number of residents in the area have been targeted by the fraudsters.
SBC are reminding the public that any goods uplifted from households by council staff only takes place where a prior booking has been made through the Bulky Uplifts Service.
Council staff do not ‘cold call’ to uplift metal or other goods from householders.
Anyone with any concerns regarding this should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.
Any legitimate worker will be happy to provide identification, and for householders to contact their employers before granting them access to their house.
For more information regarding bogus callers please consult the personal safety section of the Police website: www.lbp.police.uk, or contact your local police station.