Alert

Scammers and criminals are always looking for opportunities. We have included the scams below that are currently active and you should be aware of.

Doorstep criminals operating in Herne Bay

We have had reports from the police about doorstep criminals offering gardening work in the Herne Bay area.

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Fake Police Phone Calls in Gravesend Area

Kent Police have received reports from residents in the Gravesend area. Residents have received calls to their landline from criminals impersonating a Police Officer.

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Residents Targeted by Scam Callers

We have received reports of scam telephone calls targeting residents in Ashford and Tenterden and instructing them to purchase face masks over the phone. What happens: You receive a telephone call. An automated voice claims to be from the Government coronavirus helpline. You are told the Government wants residents to wear a face mask. To…

Residents Targeted by NatWest Text Scam

Please be alert to this scam that is targeting Kent residents by text message.

Sextortion phishing emails

A total of 9,473 phishing emails linked to sextortion have been made to the NFIB phishing inbox between 31/03/2020 – 19/04/2020.

Keeping a safety net around children in Kent

Kent Police is urging parents to look out for the signs of online grooming as children and young people in Kent spend more time at home.

Watch out for these fake Tesco emails

Action Fraud have received 13 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Tesco.

Buying medical supplies online

Scammers will continue to target people looking to buy medical supplies online.

Be alert to this text scam

We have had reports of these scammers targeting Canterbury residents.

Scammers active in Kent!

We have had reports of fish sellers knocking on doors in the Deal area.