A north-east trading standards body has issued advice after receiving a report of a scam call.
Moray Trading Standards was notified by a resident of a scam call from someone claiming to be from a phone company offering free line rental.
The organisation warned people never to give our personal information to cold callers.
In a post on social media, Moray Trading Standards said: “Report of a phone scam received by a Moray resident – the caller said they were calling from a telephone company, offering 3 months free line rental.
“The caller knew the resident’s name and address but was asking for their date of birth.
“Please do not give out any personal information to a cold caller.
“If you want to discuss it with the real company, hang up and either wait a few minutes or use another line to phone the company on the normal number.
“And remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”