LOCALS are being warned to look out for two travelling workmen offering bitumen jobs for a cheap price.
Concerned local Janet said she was approached by the "blatant liars", who she describes as being in their late 20s or early 30s with Irish accents.
She also said they drive a white ute with "a bit of gravel and witches hats in the back to make them look like real workmen".
Janet said the pair ask for about $1000 in cash to complete a quick job before moving on elsewhere.
"They [came to my workplace] and told my boss they're working in the area and have bitumen leftover for extra jobs," Janet said.
"I tried to take a photo of the vehicle but one of them got angry and insisted they look at my phone to make sure I didn't take one ... that guy wasn't very happy."
Janet told the NVI she approached Gunnedah police about the men, however they were unable to do anything.
Gunnedah Police Sergeant Mark Benson said three locals had reported the men matching a similar description recently.
"Unfortunately, there's a fine line between a scam and shoddy workmanship," Sergeant Benson said.
"If you engage the services it's a civil matter, not a police matter, unless they take your money and don't do the work for it."
Sergeant Benson said the best way to check the quality of a tradesperson was to ask for their Australian Business Number (ABN) and to check their credentials.
He said word-of-mouth and locals staying vigilant was also important.