A GREENOCK pensioner has told how she was bombarded by calls from phone fraudsters trying to swindle her into handing over private details.

Community campaigner Jenny Speck, who lives in Broomhill, was targeted at least half a dozen times by criminals who claimed to be from BT.

They told her there were problems with her broadband connection and she would have to log on to her account.

The 75-year-old grew so concerned she alerted the telecommunications giants to the calls and she was transferred straight to the police.

She is speaking out in a bid to warn elderly and vulnerable people to be on their guard against the danger of cold callers.

Broomhill Gardens and community hub volunteer Jenny said: "It is disgusting.

"I don't want any one who is older or vulnerable to be targeted.

"They kept calling me at least six times over a week.

"But I had not reported any faults to BT so I knew there was something going on.

"I called BT and they put me straight onto the police.

"I want to warn other people never to hand over any details."

Former Broomhill Tenants' and Residents' Association chairwoman Jenny has helped champion her neighbourhood for years.

She played a key role speaking up for residents as part of the major Broomhill regeneration programme and landed an award for her efforts.

Now Jenny runs a knitting and crochet class in the new Broomhill Gardens, where she has been spreading the word about the danger of scams.

She said: "I have been warning everyone at my class and my neighbours to be on their guard."

Bosses at BT warn people to be on their guard and offer advice on how to avoid falling prey to a scam.

The company say they will never call customers to tell them there are problems with computers, broadband routers or an IP address.

They would also never ask for payments by email or live chat and would not call out of the blue to ask for remote access to any devices.

The company would never ask for any passwords or PINS to online banking and would never ask customers to transfer money via any money transfer websites.

Hoax callers also frequently tell people that they will be cut off immediately unless they make a payment - something which BT say they would never do.