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26 May 2021
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Community Warden reports cold callers in Sandwich

Residents in Sandwich are being targeted by cold callers claiming to be from a charity called 'Veterans United'.

What happens:
  • You are cold called at your door.
  • The fraudster asks you to set up a direct debit for a charity 'Veterans United'.
  • You are given an iPad to type in your bank details.
What to do:
  • There is no 'Veterans United' registered on the Charity Commission website.
  • Don't give your bank details to someone who cold calls you.
  • If you want to donate to charity, take the time to research beforehand.

Report cold callers to Kent Police on 101. If they are aggressive or refuse to leave, dial 999.
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours in the area.

Report it

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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Citizens Advice consumerhelplineon 0808 223 1133
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Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.