Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a 58-year-old woman was scammed out of a “large amount of money” by fraudsters.

At around 12pm on March 1, two men called at the home of the victim in Stoke Poges, claiming to be Bedfordshire Enforcement Officers.

They told her she had been the victim of a rogue trader and was owed compensation. They told her that to receive compensation, she needed to make a bank transfer to the tax office and provided her with account details to send the money to.

The two men were not enforcement officers, the story they gave was false and the bank details provided were not for the tax office. Police said the victim has lost a large amount of money.

Case Investigator Geoffrey Hart, based at Amersham police station, said: “I am releasing these CCTV images as I believe these individuals may have vital information about this offence.

“If you recognise either of these men or can provide any information that may help with this investigation, please get in touch.”

Chief Inspector Tim Hurley, Deputy Commander for Chiltern & South Buckinghamshire LPA, said: “This offence demonstrates how complex and organised scams are. Fraudsters are constantly developing their methods to trick you into handing over your money.

“Be vigilant of any cold calls you receive whether in person or over the phone.

“Remember to pause and think before you provide any personal information or hand over any money.

“If you believe you have fallen victim to a scam, contact Action Fraud either using the reporting form on their website or by calling 0300 123 2040. If you believe a scam is in progress, then call 999.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference number 43190064707 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.