North Yorkshire Police has issued a warning after paper leaflets being posted to residents in Richmond in recent days.
The leaflets read: “Sorry we missed you.
“Please may you kindly arrange a revisit with our surveyor to conduct the condition survey at your property.”
The distributor claims to be working for EON, conducting surveys at homes.
A police spokesperson said: “These leaflets are essentially poorly made white pieces of paper with black print.
“These leaflets are suspected to bogus.
“Please do not respond to them.”