Gardaí are urging the public to be vigilant following a number of incidents around the county involving rogue builders charging extortionate prices.
The so-called builders have been going door to door offering guttering and roofing work, targetting mainly the elderly.
If the householder undertakes that the work be done, the rogue builders then proceed to charge extortionate prices.
A number of these incidents have been reported in the Tralee area over the past few days.
Garda Niall O’Connor of Tralee Garda Station is urging the public to be vigilant and to use reputable suppliers and builders.