How to decide if a collector or charity is (a) genuine, or (b) misleading/bogus

The first leaflet: MV Clothing Ltd is active, but does not state they are fundraising for a charity with the charity number. Possible scam as do not have sight of the reverse of leaflet to state that fact. This has been reported this to Trading Standards on their freephone number on 0808 223 1133 as a… Continue reading How to decide if a collector or charity is (a) genuine, or (b) misleading/bogus

Bogus Council workers and ‘Distraction Burglary’ advice

Trading Standards received a report that yesterday 2 men turn up at an address in Penpool Lane DA16 2AE (the resident was an 87-year-old female).  They wore trainers, jeans, sweatshirts and peaked caps and claimed to be from the trees department at Bexley Council. They drove a plain white van, wore no high vis jackets… Continue reading Bogus Council workers and ‘Distraction Burglary’ advice