Scam warning: Police statement

Detective Inspector Louise Ludwig said: "We would urge all shoppers to be wary of anyone who might be watching you at the checkout.

"Always cover your PIN when you enter it into a cash machine or Chip & PIN machine at the tills.

"Try to avoid being distracted by people asking for directions, and keep your valuables safe."

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Warning to shoppers over scam

Shoppers in Kent are being warned to be vigilant over a scam.