|Dear Kent Residents
People assume that the victims of scams and Doorstep Crime are gullible, vulnerable, or less intelligent. But in many cases, the person who falls for a scam does so because of the psychological techniques employed by the scammer—and not because of some personal flaw. Being aware of the scams that are circulating can help keep you safe.
⛔ If you receive a scam text or WhatsApp message, delete and don’t respond. NEVER disclose any personal information such as bank details, no matter who the person claims to be.
⛔ Reputable traders and contractors do not cold-call for business and they will NEVER ask you to go to the bank or cash point.