SCAMMERS are active in the city, and police are warning people to be vigilant.
Police issued a warning on Thursday saying they had received reports about men operating in the west Bathurst area.
In a post on Facebook police said men with Irish accents and wearing high visibility shirts are door knocking, mainly in the West Bathurst area.
“They are claiming to be tradesmen and installing new roofs and solar panels.
“Driveways are another of their specialty.
“They will ask for a deposit at the outset. Often they will not return or if they do, only half finish jobs.
“In the past they have been in Bathurst and normally canvass older areas or small properties on the outskirts of town,” police said.
Police warned people in the community if persons fitting this description call on you, do not hand out money or sign any document.
“Call police at once, on 63328699 and get a registration of their vehicle if at all possible.”
Police urged everyone to be vigilant and no be conned.
The scam warning is the second by police in the last two weeks. On January 17 police received a number of calls during the day in relation to telephone scams.
On that occasion the caller called a local resident claiming to be from their telephone provider and wanted personal details and another claimed to be from their bank stating that a sum of money had been taken from their account.
The resident didn't even bank with the bank the caller claimed to be from.
Again Chifley Police District said people needed to remain vigilant and not to provide unknown callers with either person or financial details.
“No telephone company or bank will ever call and request such details over the phone,” a spokesperson for NSW Police said.
Police also recommend people have a look at the ACCC 'Scamwatch' website and be get informed as to how online crooks (inevitably based overseas) are trying to access your money, and how to protect yourself.