SCAMMERS are posing as police officers in phone calls to vulnerable people.

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Police have urged people living in the area to protect themselves from the fraudsters.

A spokesperson said: “If you’re in a situation either on the telephone or have a visitor at your door where you feel unsure or uneasy and they are asking you for money or stating they are from the police and need to investigate a crime but this requires a sum of money, please call the police.”

People should be concerned if they are being asked for their PIN or bank details, to withdraw cash or transfer money.

Anybody with concerns about fraud should call the police on 101.