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Bogus charity collectors operating in Hucknall

Alert message sent 27/04/2012 15:50:00
Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council's Trading Standards team has received reports that bogus charity collectors are operating in Nottinghamshire. Individuals have been seen handing out leaflets and charity bags when visiting homes across the region requesting donations of clothing, shoes and handbags which they imply will be recycled to raise funds for your local air ambulance. As far as we are aware the organisations involved have no affiliation with a local air ambulance charity.

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charity wishes to clarify that these collectors are in no way affiliated with their Charity and as far as can be ascertained are unlicensed by any local authority and may be misleading the public by their claims and adopted identity.

The most effective way to prevent bogus charity collectors is for you to be aware and on your guard.

If in doubt, members of the public can ask to see formal identification. A legitimate Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charity collector will be able to show you formal identification bearing the Charity's correct logos and charity number (1017501).

If you believe a bogus charity collector is operating in your area, please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06.

(This message was previously sent by Nottinghamshire Trading Standards on 13 April)

This message is sent at the request of Inspector Nick Butler and Cllr. Mick Murphy.
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Marilyn Vickers (NHWN, NHW Volunteer Coordinator, Nottinghamshire, Ashfield South)

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