A WARNING has been issued about bogus callers in Renfrewshire as part of a financial harm awareness campaign.

Doorstep crime is a form of fraud in which criminals pretend to be a reputable company and offer to carry out work but then fail to complete the job as agreed.

The rogue trader, who usually targets older and vulnerable people, often demands large sums of money before deserting their duties.

Inspector Tracy Harkins said officers have been focusing on detecting and preventing this form of fraud during April.

She added: “This joint operation initially focuses on raising awareness of doorstep crime and urging those who are concerned about bogus callers to have the confidence to say no and contact the police if in doubt.

“We will be working with trading standards and other partners to make Renfrewshire a hostile environment for bogus callers.”

If you or someone you know has been a victim of doorstep crime, call the police on 101.

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