doorstep criminals

We have had reports from the local Community Warden of residents in Sevenoaks, Hartley and Tunbridge Wells being cold-called by people claiming to be part of an ex-offenders scheme and trying to sell household items.

When residents decline they become verbally aggressive.

What to do

  • If you feel threatened or they refuse to leave call Kent Police on 999
  • To report an incident call the Police on 101
  • The probation services DO NOT ask ex-offenders to cold call residents or sell items door to door.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.

For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
Consumer Advice scams action line  on 0808 250 5050
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.