School staff and local residents are being urged to exercise caution after a bogus Council worker approached a school in Radstock offering to carry out maintenance work for payment.
The man approached a primary school yesterday afternoon and claimed to be carrying out lining work in car parks in the area on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council.
He informed the school staff that they would need to pay £1.40 per metre.
The school did not pay for any work to be carried out and reported the incident to the Council.
A spokesperson from Bath & North East Somerset Council said: “Residents and school staff should be aware that Council workers will never ask for money and we would urge everyone to be particularly cautious with anyone arriving at a school site unannounced.
“Anyone working on behalf of the Council will always show their identity badge, which can be checked by calling the Council.”
Anyone with suspicions about someone impersonating Council staff is advised to call the police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.
If you feel you have been the victim of a scam you can also contact the local Trading Standards office on 01225 396753.