Police are warning people to be alert to bogus callers operating in the Midlothian area.
The warning follows recent incidents in Penicuik, where bogus callers have sought payment for roofing work.
In an incident last month, a bogus caller obtained a three-figure sum of cash for work, which was never carried out to a property in Carlops Road.
Just after noon on Tuesday March 22, a bogus caller made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain cash from an elderly couple, also in Carlops Road.
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