Local police are warning against bogus callers pretending to be Scottish Water employees.

Police Scotland say they have had a number of reports of bogus callers turning up to doors and telling people they need to check water pressure due to burst pipes.

They have warned that they are primarily targeting vulnerable people.

A spokesman for Scottish Water said: "Anyone calling from Scottish Water, either an employee or a contractor working on our behalf in your area, will always carry a photo identification (ID) card.

"This may be either a Scottish Water ID card or they may have an ID card for the contractor. They will usually drive vehicles clearly marked with our logo.

"Employees or any contractor working for us will never ask for, nor accept, any money from you at your home."

Scottish Water uses the "three C's" to help protect people from any potential bogus callers.

This stands for 'card, check, call' and asks people to always: Ask callers to pass their ID card or letter through your letterbox so you can check their identity, check the ID thoroughly such as the picture or if it has been tampered with and finally call the customer helpline if you have any doubts at all.

All further info on how to protect yourself from bogus callers can be found on Scottish Water's website here.

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