A DVD funded by the Dunfermline area local community budget has been created to give advice on preventing scams. 

‘Scams Apocalypse’ is the brain child of Fife Council’s Trading Standards team and the Inspire drama students from Fife College’s Halbeath Campus.

It highlights how easy it can be to be tricked into parting with money and how to prevent it.

Natalie Carlton, from Trading Standards, said: “The actors worked really well together.

"They wrote and rehearsed the scenes before filming and their enthusiasm was a joy to witness. 

“I can’t praise them all highly enough for their professionalism and dedication to the project, which will get these important messages out to others.”

One scene shows a workman try to trick his way into a house by telling the householder that her roof tiles are loose, in another, a letter arrives suggesting the householder has won the lottery.

Nuisance phone calls can also be a problem and the the film includes a call from someone pretending to be from the bank who makes up a story then demands the recipient’s bank account number, sort code and password.

The DVD was filmed and edited by the Scottish community film unit and supported by Cutting Edge Theatre Productions.

Katie Milne, lecturer of Performing Arts at Fife College, said: “This was a great opportunity for the students, as Inspire Drama is about no barriers. 

“It’s about changing lives for the better, and making sure that everyone is given the opportunity to live their life to its fullest potential.”

Further information on scams is available at www.fifedirect.org.uk/scams