Kent county Council Public Protection are warning Kent residents to beware of doorstep criminals. Following storm Eleanor criminals are attempting to convince people into unnecessary or overpriced work.Doorstep criminals may claim your roof tiles are loose,your chimney stack is dangerous or trees need to be felled due to damage.Accepting work from a doorstep criminal can result in paying much more than you intended for very poor, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous work.
If you require work done to your home get at least three quotes and never give a doorstep caller cash.
For a list of Kent County Council approved traders
- visit Checkatrade www.checkatrade.com/kent/ or
- phone 0333 0146 190.
Help keep your community safe
- Look out for neighbours, especially the elderly
- Request a ‘No doorstep caller’ sticker from your local Community Warden
- Watch KCC;s #Thinkb4ubuy video
Please look out for neighbours and report any suspicious doorstep callers to us.
For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact Citizens Advice consumer service
- Online: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/
- By phone: 03454 04 05 06 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Kent County Council Public Protection 04 January 2018