Police Scotland are asking the public to be vigilant of fraudsters offering advice and treatment for the coronavirus epidemic.

Scammers are known to have set up fake websites selling products and offering cures to the virus and testing kits and have also been asking for bogus donations to victims.

Now Police Scotland have released a list of things to do to stop the public becoming victims of fraud.

Everyone should be vigilant, and if somebody unexpected turns up at your door, ask to see identification and phone the company to verify this.

Never let people try to persuade you to let them into your home, even if they are offering to help, they may not be genuine.

Do not give anyone personal data such as name, address or date of birth, as scammers can use this to steal your identity.

Don’t keep large amounts of money at home and if in doubt, don’t answer the door.

Never feel embarrassed about taking these steps, genuine callers will expect this, especially at this present time.

Be sceptical if you receive an email, text or WhatsApp message about the Coronavirus, and never click on any attachments or links.

Don’t be pressured into donating money by cash or card or send money through agents such as Western Union or Moneygram.

Remember it’s your home and nobody should ever enter without your permission.

To report a crime, you can call 101 or in an emergency 999.