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Clothing collection scams

We have seen an increase in the number of complaints received about clothing collections within the district. Large numbers of leaflets are being dropped door to door requesting that householders donate unwanted clothing and other household items.

Recent leaflets imply that any donations will go to help the victims of disasters or to well known charities. We strongly suspect that in some cases,  donations are sold on for commercial gains and not used for charitable causes. We are also aware of some leaflets that contain false contact and business information.

Be suspicious of such clothing collections and remember that the only way to guarantee that donations benefit good causes is to only deal with charities that you can identify as genuine, or take your clothing direct to a charity shop.

If you would like advice on these, or any other scams, contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06.​

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