Scams and how to avoid them

Welcome to Maidstone & District Neighbourhood Watch Association

As always, Neighbourhood Watch is doing what it does best – bringing local communities together by working hand-in-hand with our partner agencies to ensure no-one need feel alone when they are part of a Neighbourhood Watch community.

CanCam Home Security CameraGone are the days of the ‘curtain-twitching’ or ‘nosey neighbour’ image. Now we have Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators working within their communities working closely with our  partners - Kent Police and Kent Trading Standards to name just two.

You are just a few clicks away from gathering a wealth of information that hopefully will provide you with the tools you need to ensure peace of mind and reassurance. This website is about bringing back the pride in our communities and we welcome your suggestions for future features/articles. 

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  • Country Eye Appf or iOS and Android'Think Jessica' is an operation to warn about scammers, visit their website for more details. It is well worth a visit.
  • Want to check out crime statistics for your area? Click on:  Enter your postcode and select 'Crime Statistics'.
  • Country Eye free App download (see opposite) - this App is designed specifically for residents and farmers living in the rural community in particular. The App allows users to record and share information on crime whilst you are out and about.
  • Watch the Cold Calling video by clicking on 'What is a Cold Calling Control Zone' - 'More information' below.
  • Watch the video on D​istraction Burglary


Kent Trading  Standards Alerts

Kent Trading Standards issue local alerts on a regular basis.


What is a Cold Calling Control Zone?

Cold Calling Control Zones are areas which are considered to be vulnerable to doorstep crime and where residents have, collectively, stated they do not want cold callers.

More information