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Police said the three men acted as bogus roofers, cold calling then arranging overpriced roofing work that was not required.
Police also said in each case an expert surveyor confirmed the work carried out was substandard and vastly over charged.
Anyone with concerns about a neighbour or who has information about a suspicious caller incident can contact Northumbria Police by phoning 101.
Three men have been sentenced to a total of nearly five years for fraud at Newcastle Crown Court.
Police say the men "conned elderly residents in Newcastle and targeted streets where elderly residents would be found".
James George Bowes, 53, of Buttermere Close, Slatyford, had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud. He was sentenced to two years and three months.
William Thomas Rutherford, 56, of Mapperley Drive, South Denton, had previously been found guilty of four counts of fraud. He was sentenced to 18 months.
John Blyth Townsley, 41, of Prospect Court, Fenham, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of fraud. He received a 12 month suspended sentence.