An elderly woman in the Scottish Borders has been defrauded of over £40,000 after receiving a call which claimed to be from her bank.
The incident happened over Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March in Kelso.
The woman, in her 70s, was conned into making five bank transfers, each to different accounts.
The caller said there had been fraudulent activity on the woman's account, and informed her to transfer her funds until the issue had been resolved.
The woman was contacted again on Monday 12 March by the same caller to say the money would be transferred back into her account that day.
The money was not returned and police are now investigating the matter.
Detective Sergeant Stevie Halls of Galashiels CID said:
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.