KCC Trading Standards Warn Of New Scam

KCC Trading Standards Warn Of New Scam

KCC Trading Standards say that they have received a number of reports concenring a scam targeting residents throughout Kent, with offers of security checks and security alarms.

How the scam works:

• The criminal cold calls by telephone
• They may say they are calling to let you know about a crime awareness campaign running in your area
• They offer a security check of your home and to fit a security alarm
• They claim to be working for the Council security team
• In one incident when the resident said another adult lived at the property the criminal hung up

How to protect yourself:

• Do not respond to cold callers
• Never agree to work from cold a caller
• Follow the Kent Police 3 Step Protect advice to keep your home safe
• If you require home security use reputable traders who are members of the KCC Trading Standards approved trader scheme, run in partnership with Checkatrade
• Get a minimum of 3 quotes in writing


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