Bogus roofers are targeting elderly and vulnerable people in Nelson.
The scammers attempted to claim £800 from an elderly woman for work which was never carried out on her home.
The victim was an elderly woman who was targeted due to her vulnerability.
Police have issued a warning for people to be on their guard and they have also issued a description of the suspect who is an Asian male driving a blue van.
If you have any information regarding these offences please call 101 and quote the crime reference number EG1801718 or e-mail PC 2559 Sarchet at Pendle Local Policing Team on email@example.com