Alert – Criminals and Bogus Drainage Fault Scam

Criminals target homeowners with bogus drainage fault

Kent County Council (KCC) Public Protection 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 £1500 to be paid in cash and they claim KCC wants the work completed.

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

Please 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, click here.