POLICE have issued a warning about some purported tradesmen in the area who aren't what they seem to be.
It follows Blayney woman Sally Ryan's run-in with the pair, which led to them being told to leave the area.
Mrs Ryan, who is building a new house on Hobbys Yards Road just out of Blayney, said she was approached by a man with an Irish accent and one with an English accent who told her that they were there to seal her driveway.
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"They turned up and said that they had some leftover asphalt from the road," she said.
"They presented themselves as being from Australian Asphalt at first and that they wanted to empty their gear out before heading back to Sydney."
Mrs Ryan said they claimed they were working for Blayney Shire Council as outside contractors.
A phone call confirmed her suspicions.
"Council said definitely not, so I then called Australian Asphalt, who said that these guys were doing it all over the country and were ruining his business," she said.
When contacted by Mrs Ryan, Blayney Police said they had not received any calls regarding the group and decided to visit the Ryans' home to investigate.
"When they saw the police car, the whole crew high-tailed it," Mrs Ryan said.
The police pursued the pair and stopped them soon after.
Chifley Local Area Command duty officer Inspector David Abercrombie said residents need to be wary of the pair.
"When spoken to, one of them was found to be aggressive towards police," he said.
"They were given a move-on direction by police to leave the area and not to return as no offence had actually been committed as it was interrupted by the police.
"People need to be aware that these people are in the area and are floating around purporting to be working for Australian Asphalt, who have nothing to do with them.
"These guys are doing some very shonky work that they're claiming payment for, which isn't certified at all."