ALERT! Cold Callers Active in Whitstable

ALERT! Cold Callers Active in WhitstableResidents in Whitstable report cold callers active in the Joy Lane and Dorset Close area.

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08 December 2020

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Cold Callers Active in Whitstable

Residents in Whitstable report cold callers active in the Joy Lane and Dorset Close area.

What Happens:

  • Men have been going door to door wearing hi-vis jackets.
  • They tell the residents they are from the Council.
  • They are there to carry out safety checks on carbon monoxide and check central heating.

What To Do:

  • Never respond to cold callers.
  • Do not let them into your home.
  • If they do not leave or you feel threatened call the Police on 999.
  • Report an incident, call the Police on 101.

To find out more about carbon monoxide and the dangers visit Gas Safe Register.

If you need your central heating checked or serviced use Trading Standards Checked.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.

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