Security Scam Alert

We have received reports of a scam targeting Kent residents with offers of security checks and security alarms.

How this scam works:

  • The criminal cold calls by telephone
  • They may say they are calling to let you know about a crime awareness campaign running in your area.
  • They offer a security check of your home and to fit a security alarm
  • They claim to be working for the Council security team.
  • In one incident when the resident said another adult lived at the property the criminal hung up

Protect yourself:

  • Do not respond to cold callers
  • Never agree to work from cold a caller
  • Follow the Kent Police 3 Step Protect advice to keep your home safe
  • If you require home security 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

Please warn family members, friends and neighbours.