Police in Orkney have urged residents to keep on guard after reports of scam telephone calls on the island.
A series of calls from people purporting to be from government agencies or debt advice services were made to individuals in Orkney earlier this week.
Suggestions have been made that the caller was pursuing unpaid tax or offering advice about managing debt.
Chief Inspector Matt Webb said: “On each of these recent occasions the person receiving the call decided to report their concerns.
“We are urging others to make sure that they are aware of these calls so they do not become a victim.
“If you have doubts about who you are speaking to then hang up and phone the organisation they claim to represent back on a number you have sourced yourself.
“Similarly if you receive a call from someone looking to elicit personal details over the phone the hang up and alert the police.”