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We’ve been made aware of a series of incidents where a nurse, claiming to be from NHS Fife, has targeted elderly residents in West Fife by cold calling at their door and attempting to sell them healthcare products.

The person advises that they are visiting as an ‘appointed nurse’ and attempts to sell products such as beds, mobility scooters and stairlifts on behalf of a company called Saltire Scotland.

Saltire Scotland advise they have no knowledge of this person.

The individual wears navy combat trousers and a dark blue polo shirt but is unable to produce valid identification when challenged. The incidents have been reported to Police Scotland.

NHS Fife and Police Scotland are encouraging people to remain vigilant in relation to ‘cold-callers’ and remember that NHS Fife does not act as a vendor for private companies. If you receive a visit from someone and are concerned about the authenticity of their visit, please call 0800 030 8012 to verify. If you suspect you may be being targeted by a suspected fraud, please contact Police Scotland on 101.