People living in Poole have been issued with a warning by officials with jobs in trading standards
about a new scam involving tarmac.
According to the Daily Echo, hoaxers claiming they are working on a project for the council have visited homes with spare tarmac, asking for money in exchange.
In some cases, scammers have driven residents to their local bank or cash machine to withdraw funds to purchase the substance.
Trading standards officials have urged local people to treat door to door salespeople with suspicion in order to protect their funds.
Cabinet portfolio holder for environment and local economy Xena Dion said: "If a trader is genuine they'll give you a proper written quote detailing exactly what work will be done, the cost, and giving their full name and address."
Poole residents are urged to contact people with jobs in trading standards if they wish to make a complaint about low quality goods or services they have purchased.
Posted by Lucy Hallows