TWO men have been charged in connection with a large-scale investigation into a fraud involving people in the Stirling area.

The men, aged 26 and 32, were arrested after a report received on Monday, July 3, relating to suspicious phone calls and men attending an address in Stirlingshire.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Gardner said: “Our enquiries into this kind of fraud, primarily happening within the central belt of Scotland, are ongoing.

“I would urge members of the public to be vigilant of these kind of scams and report any suspicious calls or approaches.

“Officers will continue to work to bring those responsible for this kind of criminality to justice and anyone with concerns should call us on 101.”

The two men were due to appear in court on Monday, July 17.