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Doorstep Scams

Posted on 9th September, 2018

There have been reports of doorstep criminals targeting vulnerable residents using high pressure sales methods.T

 

The doorstep criminal claims that their pest-guards will keep your solar panels free from pigeons and asks for an upfront deposit. A business flyer is also left with the resident.

 

To stop doorstep criminals from scamming you, remember that you must never:

 

• Agree for work on your house or garden by someone who knocks at your door uninvited
• Give money to or sign any forms for people who turn up on your doorstep
• Open the door to strangers or allow uninvited callers into your home
• Let somebody take you to the bank to get money for them
• Call a business on a number that you have been given on your doorstep

 

Please look out for vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours that may come across a similar scam.

 

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999.

For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on 101.

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