KCC trading Standards has received a report that Dover residents are being targeted by doorstep criminals offering to jet wash their roof.
|28 July 2021|
|Look out for:|
A business offering ‘Power Cleaning’ call at you home
They offer to clean your driveway and roof
They offer a price which you agree
They find more and more work that needs to be done on your home resulting in an increase in price
|What to do:|
⛔ Say NO! Roofing industry bodies advise against power or jet washing your roof.Call Kent Police on 101Never open the door to cold callers.Report to Kent Police on 999 if you feel threatened.If you need work done use verified and safe traders on Trading Standards Checked .Always get three quotes before agreeing to any work.Please warn family members, friends and neighbours in the area.
|DOORSTEP CRIME IS FINANCIAL ABUSE|
|Help us prevent vulnerable people from becoming victims of doorstep crime and financial abuse. Watch the video and learn to spot the signs of doorstep crime and financial abuse. Please help to protect your family members, neighbours and friends.|
|We know doorstep criminals tell us our roof tiles are loose, our chimney stacks are dangerous, our trees are diseased and our driveways need jet washing.|
Help keep your community safe. Report doorstep criminals as soon as you see them or tell your local Community Warden or Police Officer.
Even if you’re not sure if they are a criminal tell us anyway, we want to know.
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|For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact|
Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
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