A WARNING to elderly Scarborough residents has been issued after a pensioner fell victim to a scam.
The woman, of Whin Bank, was visited at her home last month by a man who claimed he was a colleague of her window cleaner and was collecting money.
She handed over £15, but later found out that the man had been a con artist.
Police fear that the scammer may strike again.
The male is described as white, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build, aged in his late 30s.
He was wearing dark clothing and a blue or black beanie hat.
Anyone with information should contact PC David Lingwood on 101.