ALERT!! Doorstep Criminals Active in Istead Rise


ALERT!! Doorstep Criminals Active in Istead RiseWe have received reports of doorstep criminals targeting residents in Istead Rise, claiming the snow was damaging the roof.<!–

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10 February 2021



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Doorstep criminals active in Istead Rise

We have received reports of doorstep criminals targeting residents in Istead Rise.

What happens:

  • Someone knocks on your door.
  • They claim that due to the snow, your roof is damaged.
  • They reassure you and state the work can start straight away before further damage is done.

What to do:

  • Do not respond to cold callers.
  • Report to Kent Police on 101, or call 999 if you feel threatened.
  • If your roof is damaged, find an approved trader on Trading Standards Checked.
  • Remember to always get three quotes before agreeing to any work.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours in the area.

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Help us prevent vulnerable people from becoming victims of doorstep crime and financial abuse. Watch the video and learn to spot the signs of doorstep crime and financial abuse. Please help to protect your family members, neighbours and friends.

We know doorstep criminals tell us our roof tiles are loose, our chimney stacks are dangerous, our trees are diseased and our driveways need jet washing.

Help keep your community safe. Report doorstep criminals as soon as you see them or tell your local Community Warden or Police Officer.

Even if you’re not sure if they are a criminal tell us anyway, we want to know.

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