Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Scammers active in Kent!

Scammers and criminals are already looking for opportunities to scam people as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Happily, there are many more stories of kindness and generosity but we want to make people aware of the scams as they emerge – which they seem to be on a daily basis.

Kent Trading Standards have received reports from Kent Police of people door-knocking and claiming to be from the Health Authority.

What happens:

The criminal knocks on your door.
They claim to be from the Health Authority.
They offer to do COVID-19 testing on residents.
There are also reports of the criminal offering to take the residents temperature.


What to do:

– Do not let them in.
– Do not allow them to take any money or details from you.
– Report to Kent Police on 101.
– If you ask them to leave and they don’t, contact the police on 999.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.