Kent Trading Standards report …”we have received a number of reports of doorstep criminals knocking on doors in Kent claiming to be Trading Standards Officers.”
The criminals are targeting people who have encountered a problem with a business.
They ask for money upfront and claim they will arrange for the business to come back or use the money towards a further investigation.
Trading Standards Officers would never ask residents for money.
If you are unsure about the person’s identity, phone 03000 412020 (not the number on their ID card).
For advice or to report these criminals, contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service 03454 04 05 06.