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From Kent Trading Standards: Criminals target homeowners with bogus drainage fault

October 23, 2018 10:14 AM

Water leaking from road (The Undercliffe)Kent Trading Standards have received reports of criminals phoning residents claiming there is an issue with the drains outside their property and they say the drainage company will fix it for free.

When the criminal arrives they claim the road behind them had the blockage which was connected to their property. They say they can fix it for £1,500 to be paid in cash and they claim Kent County Council (KCC) wants the work completed.

This is a scam. The claim about KCC is untrue.

Warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours living in the area.

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999. For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on 101.

Please report any suspicious doorstep callers to Trading Standards.