RESIDENTS in the Borders are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of scam calls.

One elderly man from West Linton, who we agreed not to name, received SIX calls from conmen in just one day.

And many other households within the 01968 code have been targetted in the past few weeks.

The West Linton man told us: “Some are more convincing than others but I do realise what is happening.

“They try to say they are from BT and that our line is corrupted.

“I’ve contacted my telephone provider who has confirmed these are all scam calls.”

Reports of this most recent activity have been reported to the Action Fraud Line.