Police are appealing for witnesses following the reports of fraudulent activity in the Bransty area of Whitehaven.
The reports involve a man knocking on doors and asking for money.
It is believed this activity could have been occurring for up to six months, however, these reports have only recently been brought to the attention of police.
Police are keen to hear from any potential victims or witnesses who have not yet spoken to police.
A 38 year-old man from Whitehaven has been arrested in relation to these fraud offences. He has since been released under investigation.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim, or anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1155 Marie Carter or PC 1903 Sara Birkett on 101, quoting log number 157 of the 31st of January 2018. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.