We have been told that people pretending to be from the Methodist Church may be working in Scotland, trying to obtain money by fraudulent means.
They appear to be offering to supply household goods, but asking for payment before the goods are seen. Once the money has been paid, no goods are delivered, and the victim has no means of contacting those to whom they have paid the money.
These fraudsters are not acting on behalf of the Methodist Church, which clearly does not condone actions of this kind.
If you or a vulnerable person you know has suffered in this way, or appears to be at risk, please contact Police Scotland.