Rogue Traders In The Area

Published: 14 May 2019

 ‘Kent Police are reminding residents of steps to take to deter doorstep fraudsters, who often seek to carry out work which is either completely unnecessary or substandard. Services offered include cleaning driveways or roof and guttering repairs.

Do not deal with people who knock on your door offering work on your home or garden and if you have any concerns about their behaviour call the police.

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Genuine companies will not expect cash in advance or tell you to go to the bank to withdraw money.

Use reputable traders who are members of the KCC Trading Standards approved trader scheme, run in partnership with Checkatrade.

Ask for quotes in writing and check that the tradesperson is from the company they say they are from.

Ring at least three traders to get a feel for an average price for the job.’

If anyone is concerned by activity happening at the time then the advice is call 101 or 999. If not happening then incidents can be reported via the Kent Police website or by using the live chat function from the website.