West Kent Neighbourhood Watch

A Neighbourhood Watch cccz.

Additional information for residents.

A Cold Calling Control Zone (CCCZ) is setup to protect residents from bogus callers and rogue traders.

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. Please help us to help you by following these simple steps before letting anyone you don't know into your home:

  1. Lock the back door before you answer the front door. Bogus callers often work in pairs; while one distracts the homeowner at the front door, the other goes around the back.
  2. Always ask to see ID. Check the photo on the identity card against the person at the door.
  3. If they do not hold any ID, do not let them in.
  4. If it is not a pre-arranged visit and you are unsure about the caller, ask them to return at a suitable date and time when you have someone with you.
  5. If you are still unsure, contact the appropriate number for assistance.