An Offaly resident's garden was left in a state after rogue traders called to their door on Wednesday.
The resident in Durrow was scammed by two men believed to be in their mid-20s, according to the Durrow Community Alert group.
The resident paid money for gardening but the men left the garden in a mess with the job half done.
Gardaí have been notified and people are being warned not t engage with such callers.
These men were driving a Vauxhall.
In the weeks prior to this incident, a 131-CW Vauxhall Vivario van had been spotted acting suspiciously in the area.
Residents are asked to report any suspicious vehicle to gardaí.
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