Alert! Doorstep Criminals in Canterbury

An elderly resident was cold called by three men wearing hi-vis jackets, using scare tactics to scam the victim.

hat happened?

  • Three men wearing orange hi-vis jackets knocked on the resident’s door.
  • They used scare tactics – claiming a tree was over hanging and dangerous.
  • Cold callers may use other scare tactics including your roof tiles are missing or the roof is leaking.

What to do?
Watch out❗ Never respond to cold callers knocking on your door.

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