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Peebles bogus bank worker warning issued

image captionThe public has been advised to hang up immediately when receiving a call asking for bank details

Members of the public in the Borders have been warned about a phone scam targeting households in the region.

A number of people in the Peebles area have been contacted by a bogus bank worker and asked to provide their account details.

Sgt Eddie Kelly of Lothian and Borders Police said there had been at least 20 incidents in a couple of days.

He said banks would never ask for such information over the phone and anyone receiving a call should hang up.

He advised anyone being targeted to immediately contact their bank branch with details of the incident.