Farmers in the Scottish Borders are being warned about bogus callers posing as police.
Two farmers from near Selkirk were called by fraudsters claiming to be the police and asking for a donation to charity.
The callers said they were working on behalf of a juvenile crime against agricultural workers charity, and asked for donations starting at £200.
Police Scotland are asking farmers to be wary of these scams.
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.
The flooding in the south of England is a story that's dominated the headlines for weeks now. While the attention is often on people and their homes, a story less often reported is the impact it has on the farming community.
Cumbria and southern Scotland has had its own share of flooding problems and farming is a major part of our industry. Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty has been speaking to those trying to help.
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Farming communities come together to try to help flood stricken colleagues in Somerset.
Amy Swinbank and Emma Metcalf are from the Eden Valley Young Farmers and are helping organise a collection of forage and other supplies for farmers hit by flooding in Somerset.
The farming community in Cumbria and southern Scotland are collecting supplies for famers in the south of England hit by flooding. It's part of a national appeal to help those in the Somerset and surrounding areas who have suffered widespread damage to their land and livelihood.
Lauderdale Hunt in the Borders is one of those taking part in the collection of food and supplies. Timothy Coulson is Master and Huntsman:
The Kelso ram sales attracts thousands of spectators every year, as farmers buy and sell in time for the breeding season.
This year, 5000 rams were up for sale and there was a royal visitor too.
Jenny Longden reports:
Mike Sanderson from NFU England says some farmers will take years to recover:
William Evans is a farmer from Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway.
He said that given the chance, he would change the way the compensation claims are assessed:
Andrew McCornick is the Regional Chairman for NFU Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway).
He says that although the government aid is welcome, it is not the long term solution:
Farmers who were hit by the severe snow storms during spring only have until the end of the day to apply for government aid.
South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume is urging farmers in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders to apply for their share of the £6 million aid package.
Thousands of sheep were left buried under massive snow drifts during the snow storms.