POLICE are warning about phone fraudsters targeting elderly people in Dorset.

A spokesman for North Dorset Police said: "An elderly resident recieved a call from a company which claimed to supply smoke detectors, intruder alarms and other home safety devices.

"The caller asked questions that could identify if a person was vulnerable.

"Do not engage with cold callers - you don't know who you are talking to!

"Never give out bank details or your pin number to a caller no matter who they say they are or where they claim to be from. Hang up on fraudsters."