Police are appealing for help to find a wanted man from Padiham.
Christopher McKillop (36), of no fixed address, is wanted by police in connection with several alleged fraud offences in August.
McKillop is believed to have approached several properties in the Burnley and Padiham areas claiming he has run out of petrol and needs money to get his car back on the road.
Despite promises to pay the money back, McKillop is alleged to have taken the cash and made off from the area. Victims have made similar allegations in the Barrowford, Brierfield and Blackburn areas.
It is suspected McKillop could have fled to Ireland or Scotland.
PC Rachel Carroll, of Burnley Police, said: “We are actively trying to locate McKillop and would ask anyone who may have seen him or knows where he is to get in touch with us.
“If you can help, please contact the police immediately.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.