A WARNING has been issued about bogus callers in Renfrewshire asking for charity donations.

Police received a report of two young men 'cold calling' at homes in the Johnstone Castle area on Thursday and claiming to be collecting money for Alzheimer Scotland.

The men were reportedly carrying donation buckets but did not present identification when asked to by local residents.

Alzheimer Scotland confirmed that they do not conduct or endorse door-to-door fundraising.

John Pearson, the charity's director of policy and research, said: "Alzheimer Scotland are very proud of the support that we have built over the years and the many different ways that we, and our supporters, raise funds. 

"However, there are some fundraising tactics that we do not believe in or take part in. Alzheimer Scotland does not conduct any form of door-to-door fundraising, nor do we endorse this as a way of fundraising."

Police said enquiries into the incident are ongoing and have urged Renfrewshire residents to be on their guard when dealing with callers going door-to-door.

They have stressed that people should never give their bank details or other personal information to anyone they do not know or trust.