Have fun but stay safe this Halloween

Kent Police LogoHalloween can be a scary time for some. Why not let visitors know if you are happy for them to call at your home by downloading one of our ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to trick or treating doors signs at www.kent.police.uk? You’ll be able to get our advice for older friends and family members too.

Are you going trick or treating? Make sure younger children are accompanied by an adult and only knock on doors of people they know and are expecting them.

Get your own Trick or Treat “Yes” or “No” posters here.

Delivery of Yellow Pages

RingmasterLogoInformation has been received by the Neighbourhood Watch Office from DEYA, a company that delivers “Yellow Pages” directories, that deliveries are to commence on 16th November 2016 at the post codes listed below.

Delivery usually takes place over a period of 2 to 3 weeks and the delivery company has taken a responsible approach by requesting that the affected Neighbourhood Watches and their members be so advised.

To quote from their letter, “.. the directories are put through the letterbox or handed over to each householder but where this is not possible we aim to leave it in a dry, secure place out of sight from passers-by or left with a neighbour ..”.

However, when forwarding the delivery information to your members, please remind them to extend their usual community vigilance to ensure that the directories have indeed been placed out of sight, failing which, to take possession and hand them to their neighbour when convenient.

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Electrical Goods Scam Alert!

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We have received reports of people being approached in car-parks or near cash points and being asked if they would like to purchase a mobile phone or laptop for a discounted price.

The item appears legitimate and the person is shown the receipt, however when the victim hands over the cash the seller attempts to trick the individual by swapping the item in the bag with something of a similar weight.

See the EPC website here: http://www.eastrypc.co.uk/news.asp#Electrical_Goods_Scam

Identity Fraud Alert!

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We have received reports of personal details being stolen from paperwork that has been thrown away by people living in the Swale area.

Please make sure that any personal information such as letters and documents that include bank account details, driving licence details, local council account details, NHS personal details and catalogue details are shredded before you throw them away.

We are also aware that some residents’ have received scam letters from various banks and credit card companies confirming that a new account has been opened in their name.

If you have received one of these letters, please report it to the bank or credit card company the letter is from and Action Fraud.

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For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.