Police have issued a reminder to be vigilant after bogus workmen conned a Letham Perth resident out of a four-figure sum of money.
Three men attended an address on Struan Road on Friday and told the householder urgent roof repairs needed to be carried out on the property.
The fraudsters demanded money be paid in cash up-front but left the property without carrying out any work.
One of the suspects is described as being 20-25-years-old, about 5 feet tall, medium build, with light brown hair.
He is described as wearing a black baseball cap, a black fleece, and dark-coloured trousers at the time of the incident.
The second man is described as being between 30 and 35-years-old, about five foot six inches tall, with black hair.
He was wearing a dark-coloured zip up top, dark coloured trousers and white trainers.
The third suspect is described as being five foot seven inches, of stocky build, with blonde hair, wearing white dungarees with a blue long sleeve top.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland reminded residents to be wary of cold-callers, and asked communities to keep an eye-out for one another.
They said: “Be suspicious of anyone cold calling at your door offering to do work, or to fix a problem you have no prior knowledge of. Do not hand over cash to uninvited cold callers who offer to carry out work. If you are told repairs are needed, seek a second opinion from a reputable company
“Bogus workmen take advantage of the trust and goodwill of householders and invariably target older or more vulnerable members of our communities. Criminals of this type often operate in small teams of two or three.
“Police Scotland urge residents to report any and every incident. The people responsible for this type of crime are very well practised in their approach. The more information the police receive about suspicious activity, the more this will assist officers in identifying and arresting those responsible.”
A similar incident happened at the end of November, in the city’s Oakbank area.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has information which could help police, is asked to contact them on 101.