This morning a man caucasian looked about 30 had short fair shaved hair, short fair beard,stocky build knocked on my door asking for £20 for a taxi fare to clacton on sea where his pregnant wife was said he owned the barber shop in The Cut. Had a london/Essex accent. Claimed to live two doors down to me (we know the neighbours and he doesnt.) We live in he area behind the cut. I put it to him that he didnt live there and he didnt persist with this part of his story. He showed me some cash explaining he was £20 short of cab fare and needed the £20. I said i dont have any cash on me which is true as we dontt keep any cash or valubles in the house. I said if he did own barber shop i would meet him there in ten minutes. This was at 9:30am. After i refused him the cash he left. I rang police and they didnt see him at the barber shop when they went to the cut 10 minutes later. Whther he was trying it on for cash or just trying to scope the house out please be aware. I went and told the neighbours.