People in Thorpe Bay are being warned about a home improvement scam in the area.
Police received reports of a group of men offering to carry out work on an elderly man’s property in Station Road – for a four figure sum.
They then drove the victim to a bank to withdraw the cash.
Further investigation found the group had carried out other work nearby – but it wasn’t completed to a good standard.
A spokesman says to always ask for ID – and to say no if in any doubt – before contacting them.