Police have been made aware of a number of incidents where a woman has been asking people for money in the Duston and Abington areas of Northampton.
Officers strongly advise that money is not given to this woman and they would also encourage people to pass this message on to friends, neighbours and relatives.
The incidents are being investigated by local police with the support of the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.
Anyone with information about the woman, or any other incidents, is asked to contact police on 101.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.