POLICE are hunting two bogus callers who scammed an old woman out of thousands of pounds. 

The two fraudsters scammed the 79-year-old out of a four-figure sum by offering to carry out repairs to her roof. They took the cash and never returned to carry out the work. 

The pair were last seen a white Ford Transit Tipper van and were last seen offering roof repairs to residents in the Glencairn Road and Dundonald Road area of Paisley. 

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The two suspects were described as both being white with one being between 45 to 50 years of age, short, of a heavy build and dark hair with facial stubble, and the other approximately 25 years old, light fair hair and with a Scottish accent.

Detective Constable Dougie McFarlane, Paisley CID, said: "The lady involved has been left very distressed by what has happened. She took these men at their word but they didn't carry out their side of the deal. 

"From our enquiries so far, we know that the men had been in the area offering to do roof repairs. They were driving a white Ford Transit Tipper van, which had ladders in the back, in the Glencairn Road and Dundonald Road area of Paisley and were seen to drive towards Renfrew Road yesterday afternoon about 4.45 pm. 

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"We also believe that they may have called at a few other homes in the area, so if you have been approached by them, or maybe have any dash-cam footage from the Glencairn/Dundonald or Renfrew Road area this afternoon where the van can be seen, then please call the police. 

"Anyone with information can call officers at Paisley via 101.  Please quote reference number 3273 of August 12, 2020, when calling. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."