The daughter of an elderly woman has asked residents in Petts Wood to "please be aware" after two men arrived at her mum’s home uninvited.

Petts Wood Resident’s & District Association shared the warning after the two men approached the pensioner’s home on Wednesday, July 10.

They told the woman they were cutting shrubs in the home behind hers and offered to cut her overhanging conifer free of charge.

Her furious daughter wrote: "My mum let them through the garage to the back garden and they chopped it all the way down leaving just a stump.

"They then asked mum to go down the garden and see what they’d done. My mum then became suspicious as one was standing one end of the garage and one was down the garden, obviously trying to distract her."

The men then demanded £290 for the "work" but the brave woman refused to pay before the scammers started lowering the price.

She stood firm until they eventually left without any money.

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Police and the Bromley Trading Standards Team and the police have been informed.

The post concluded: "My mum's neighbour has CCTV so we’re waiting to hear back from them to see if it’s been captured but no doubt they’ll be false number plates but you never know. Please be vigilant."

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your bank, and call Citizens Advice on 03456 04 05 06 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.