We have received the following from a council colleague:

I have just had a phone conversation with a friend who today received a call from a number in Cleveland nr Bristol. The caller pretended to be calling on behalf of the government given he is over the age of 70 offering him a free device for his home that would provide medical assistance if he were to fall or become unwell. The value of this device would be paid for by the government but the maintenance fee needed to be paid by the homeowner some £29.99. At this point my friend was asked for bank account details etc… it was then he realised it was a scam and politely declined. Apparently the caller was very articulate and quite credible.

Please pass this onto as many people as possible but especially any neighbours not on FaceBook.