Police are investigating reports of a funeral plan telephone scam in Dumfries and Galloway.
The victim receives a telephone call from a person pretending to be from a company selling funeral plans and then advises they are from the local council.
Although the cover story changes, as with all scams the person on the other end of the phone is intent on obtaining a financial gain from you, whether it be banking details or payment for a product or service that never materialises.
“The basic advice is do not deal with cold callers, if you require a product, service or other work carried out contact reputable companies and get a minimum of three quotes. Never give out personal or banking details to cold callers, irrespective of how they contact you, whether they attend at your door, contact you by telephone or by email.”