Warning as fake charity collectors target Vale residents
Vale residents are being warned of fake charity collectors’ cold calling at their homes, following a number of reports made to south Wales Police.
In some cases, fraudsters have used the name, logo and charity registration number of a genuine charity to appeal for donations and keep the profits.
If you are concerned that a collection is genuine you can:
Try to contact the charity to check that the collection is legitimate
If you do speak to someone at the door- ask to see the caller’s official badge and permit
See if the leaflet only gives mobile numbers or none at all as this could be a sign that they are not collecting on behalf of a legitimate charity
Give your donations directly to your local charity shop or any official clothing points
Get your friends and neighbours involved, and contact your Neighbourhood Watch
If you have any concerns in relation to this, or wish to report a crime or anti-social behaviour contact the Police on 101.