Don't fall victim to unscrupulous traders
Kent Police are asking for help from the public as they continue their fight against rogue traders.
Unscrupulous criminals are taking advantage of vulnerable residents and conning them into handing over their savings, on the promise of completing work that is often not even needed. The police want the public to be aware and report anything suspicious.
Rogue traders usually come to the door with no prior appointment and sometimes in pairs. They have been known to pose as contractors when most have absolutely no qualifications at all which is both dishonest and dangerous.
Some have imitated officials from the council, water board, and members of the emergency services. They will use any excuse just to get over your threshold and persuade you to part with your money. Another tactic is to try and distract you whilst they burgle your property.
Police have issued the following guidelines for dealing with cold calls and bogus traders.