Hartlepool residents are warned to be on alert after reports of bogus caller claiming to be from the Department for Work and Pensions.
Cleveland Police confirmed they had two separate reports of incidents yesterday morning, with both reacting to callers claiming to work for the DWP.
The first incident is said to have occurred at 10am at an address in Fenton Road, Fens. The second took place at 10.37am at Mill Court on High Street, Greatham.
A police spokeswoman said she was unable to confirm, at this stage, wether the incidents are linked.