Wroot people were warned over social media that a man making false claims had visited a village home.
The woman he spoke to at the door of her home said the man, who had a strong Irish accent, knew she had a horse and tried to sell her sileage-making equipment, then Swiss cookware while allegedly trying to look in to the property.
The caller, described as middle-aged with dark hair, drove a silver estate-type car and also used a false business card. He has been reported to Humberside police.
Anyone with information or who knows of similar incidents should contact Humberside police using ref 240/300115