Police in the Highlands are advising local residents to be on their guard against bogus workmen following an incident in the Aviemore area.
Officers are also appealing for information following the incident in late March, which involved two men offering garden maintenance services.
Work was left partially complete with a three figure sum of money having been offered in payment at one property.
The men are described as using a grey van, with one of the pair described as being of larger build with dark hair.
Constable Keri Jones said: "Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and I would urge anybody who believes they have had contact with these men to let us know.
"As ever we would advise against dealing with cold callers offering property work or maintenance. We would also warn against handing over payment until you are absolutely certain who you are dealing with is a genuine caller.
" "Always ask for identification for anyone who comes to your door but do not rely on it.
"I would also encourage residents to watch out for any vulnerable neighbours to make sure they are not being targeted by any bogus callers.
"Information relating to the recent incident in Aviemore can be passed to us in Aviemore by calling 101, using reference NM1261/18. You can also contact Trading Standards with any concerns about bogus callers."