In light of the damage and destruction that the storms may have caused this week, Police are advising the public to be extra vigilant.
A police spokespeson said: “There will have been damage caused to roofs and buildings and trees will have been blown down, and at times like this there are always opportunists who may cold call at your address offering to carry out repairs.
“Please do not accept work from anyone who cold calls at your address no matter how convenient it may seem.
“Never agree to work from cold callers, never pay anything up front for work and should work be carried out without your consent do not pay money - call the police.
“Also, try and keep an eye on any elderly neighbours you have who are more vulnerable to this type of crime.
If possible try and note type and registration number of any vehicles that may be used by these persons and pass on to the Police.
Any information can be passed to Kirkintilloch Police Office on 0141 532 4400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.