Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are encouraging council tenants and leaseholders to challenge anyone who arrives to work on their properties for identification.
It follows an incident, last week, where lead roofing was stolen from a Council-owned building by thieves who were wearing overalls, leading tenants to think they were carrying out repairs on behalf of the Council.
The thieves were caught performing the same scam at two different locations on CCTV.
Anyone who is unsure about visitors to their home can always ask for identification as all Council employees and contractors must carry it with them at all times. For more information call 024 7637 6406.