Publican a victim of fraud

Police in the Borders are issuing a warning to licensed premises in the area following another attempted fraud being reported.

In the most recent incident in the Berwickshire area, an Eyemouth publican was conned into parting with a substantial amount of money which was sent via taxi to an address in Edinburgh for dropping off.

It is believed a male involved in this scam would have uplifted the money at a later time. On this occasion due to a member of the public reporting a similar incident, the taxi was intercepted and the money retrieved.