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.

 

  • Tuesday, 13 November 2018

    Vale of Glamorgan



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.

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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.