Police are warning motorists of a potential scam after an incident in Faldingwoth on Thursday, February 6.
A driver was flagged down on the A46, Lincoln Road, by two men who offered to sell him what they claimed to be a gold ring.
The man refused to buy the ring and notified police.
It is believed that the ring was not real gold and would have been worth very little.
This is probably an example of a common scam in which the seller may claim to be desperate for the money in order to continue their journey.
This type of incident has occurred across the country and police are urging motorists to be cautious of making any purchase under such circumstances.
A police spokesman said: “In all probability it will leave you out of pocket. If something appears too good to be true, it usually is.”