We have received reports of a bogus caller targeting houses in Chesterfield claiming to be from Chesterfield Borough Council.
A resident in Old Whittington handed over money to a bogus caller who turned up on the doorstep claiming to be from the council's housing team.
Council staff will not call on residents unannounced and ask for money.
All council staff should carry ID.
Please ask to see the ID and if you are not sure, contact the council on 01246 345345 to check the caller is genuine.
Any residents who receive a call, should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.
First published on 06 December 2016
Last updated on 07 July 2017