An 80-year-old woman was conned out of more than £1000 by two men who claimed they carried out work on her home.
The men claimed the work had been carried out over four days at her Stirling home and that they needed payment. The pair then took the woman to the bank to withdraw money.
A spokeswoman for Central Scotland Police said the force was appealing for information after the elderly woman was swindled out of the money. She added that the incident happened at the woman’s home in Ruskie Road, Cornton, Stirling.
She added: "This is a despicable act and our advice remains that you should always seek quotes from reputable firms when having work carried out. Do not always accept work offered from those who turn up at your door. If you ever feel intimidated ask for a friend, relative or neighbour to be with you when they are there."
The first man is described as being 45 years old, 5ft 10ins tall, average build and with greying short brown hair and a local accent. He was wearing a dark blue jumper and white muddy trainers.
The second man is aged between 25 and 30 and is 5ft 8ins tall. He is described as of average build with light brown hair and a West of Scotland accent. He was wearing a light coloured jumper, dark trousers and a woolly hat.
Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.