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Fraudsters posing as police officers have been targeting farmers in the Scottish Borders.
The criminals have been calling farmers, claiming to be police officers and pleading for donations to a bogus charity.
Two farmers from the Selkirkshire area have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from Police Scotland and asking them to support a campaign fighting juvenile crime against agricultural workers.
The caller asked for a three-figure sum starting at £200 and then lowered it to what the farmer was willing to pay.
Detectives are urging farmers in the Scottish Borders to remain vigilant and not to give any money to someone pretending to be a police officer.