BOGUS callers who scammed a man out of thousands may have also targeted his neighbours, police believe.

The 62-year-old was cheated out of a five-figure sum for work which was never carried out. 

Three men who spoke with Irish accents and drove a white van visited their victim's Dumbarton home multiple times to collect money after they quoted him for window installation, gardening work and general repairs. 

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The victim, of Oxhill Road, reported the scam to the cops on Tuesday, November 17. 

And police said the fraudsters may have chapped on other doors in the neighbourhood, looking for other targets. 

Detective Constable Imran Abuzar said: “Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the local area to gather more information on these men.

"We believe that these rogue traders may have tried to get business from more residents in the area, and I would ask anyone who experienced them knocking on their doors, or who have noticed anyone acting suspicious in the area, to come forward with any information.”

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"If you have any information that will help our investigation, please contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 0801 of November 17. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

Police advice on rogue traders is to treat any unsolicited offers of work with suspicion. People - especially the elderly and vulnerable - are told not to give money to strangers who arrive at the door or to agree immediately to people who arrive offering service unexpectedly.