Police in Lochaber have issued a warning about bogus callers after a pet owner was targeted in the Strontian area.
Two men visited a woman at her home and claimed they needed to take her dogs to be microchipped.
Officers said that the men did not say where they were from.
Inspector David Ogilvie said: “In this case the woman told the men that her dogs had already been microchipped and that she was going to call the police. The men then left.
“Bogus callers are any people who try to get into your home, distract you or obtain personal details by pretending to be someone they’re not, for example council staff, charity collectors or meter readers. In reality, they are criminals looking for an opportunity to steal money and valuables.”
The incident happened at around 4.10pm on Friday and officers are now appealing for witnesses.
The men are described as being in their thirties, one was wearing a red hooded top and the other a grey hooded top.
Insp Ogilvie added: “We would also advise people to be sure that any person at their door is who they claim to be. Ask for and take time to check their identity and if you are not convinced of the identity of the caller don’t let them in.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.