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Horton Kirby & South Darenth Parish Council

Neighbourhood Watch NW Kent Alert

By Lisa Bugler Horton Kirby & South Darenth Parish Council

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

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Horton Kirby & South Darenth Parish Council Contributor

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DOORSTEP CRIME  - GARDENING WORK

We have received a number of reports about doorstep criminals active in the Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks areas - all Kent residents should be on alert. 

 
What happens

  • Residents are cold-called and quoted £150 for gardening work
  • The price increases to over £2,000 for extra work including work on "unsafe" trees
  • Further money is demanded to remove garden waste
  • The criminals drive the resident to the bank to withdraw cash

What to do

  • NEVER agree to work from someone who knocks on your door uninvited
  • Don't allow anyone to pressure you into having work done
  • If you ask them to leave and they don't, contact the police on 999
  • Use reputable traders who are members of the KCC Trading Standards approved trader scheme, run in partnership with Checkatrade
  • Get a minimum of 3 quotes in writing

Warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.
 

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DOORSTEP CRIME IS FINANCIAL ABUSE
 

Contact Information

Lisa Bugler

  • 01322 865193

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