RESIDENTS of two Borders towns have been targeted by “fake” police calls, according to officers.

A number of reports from Hawick and Peebles have been received by police.

The calls have purportedly been from a police officer at Hammersmith Police Station, say officers.

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A spokesperson said: “We have received a number of reports from residents in Hawick and Peebles who have received calls purporting to be from a police officer at Hammersmith Police Station.

“These calls are fake and are most likely attempts at a scam to gain bank details and defraud residents.

“Please do not engage with calls of this type, hang up immediately and report them to us via 101.”