Lincolnshire Police are urging residents with older family members to be vigilant after a man attempted to scam a pensioner out of £90.
The man, who has not been identified by officers, attended the address of an elderly woman on Exeter Gardens in Bourne.
He claimed he had just moved in and needed the money to pay a removal company.
Police have described him as white, about 6ft in height, of slim build, in his early 30s with short brown hair.
Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 286 of August 16.