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AWFUL SCAM - One of our members reports a Sevenoaks Chronicle story;
The victim who is in his 70s reported that a man dressed as a police officer attended his address in Church Field at approximately 6:20pm.
The suspect claimed the man had used forged bank notes in a local shop and the ‘officer’ was there to seize any other notes that the man had.
The suspect entered the house with the man and left with £280.
Officers are now appealing for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and are urging members of the public to take caution and to not be afraid to clarify identity of any caller before allowing anyone into their home. The suspect is described as being a slim white man aged in his 50s, with black hair, glasses and approximately 5ft 7in tall. Police Constable Pat McCartan from Kent Police said: ‘If a police officer calls at your door he or she will be more than happy to provide proof of identification and will have no problem waiting while you verify who they are by calling the police control room.
“Fortunately in this case the victim was not harmed in any way, but we would very much like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information that will help us identify the person responsible.’ Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC McCartan by calling 01622 604225. Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference YY/20507/14.
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS – Sevenoaks Council report that a SCAM is happening right now – 1st October 2014. Someone claiming to be from Sevenoaks’ Council Tax Team is phoning and asking for Bank details. The Council Tax Team NEVER call people in this way. Do not give any details and report the matter to the Police or report the scam to www.kent.gov.uk/tradingstandards
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EYNSFORD BUS SERVICE REDUCES
From 30th June the 478 bus will no longer serve Eynsford. The last bus from Swanley to Eynsford will now be the 16:57. So if anyone in your family works in Swanley they may need to leave work earlier. The last bus to leave Sevenoaks for Eynsford will be at 14:40. Pensioners do not get free travel on the trains that visit Eynsford every half hour until late.
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