Police warn of bogus charity collectors targeting Derbyshire residents

Police are warning residents of suspected fraudulent charity workers in Furness Vale.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 6:58 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 6:59 pm

Police have warned residents of two women who are going door to door in Furness Vale asking for charitable donations.

Officers say they are unsure of the legitimacy of the actions of these women, and have received reports of

They are carrying clipboards claiming to be from a deaf charity which has hand written notes asking for money.

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As police are unsure if this is legitimate, they are warning residents to always check identification and paperwork linked to any associated charities ,and if the situation is suspicious contact the police and cease the conversation.

They add that doorstep fraud is common and people may ask for money claiming to be from a charity when they are not.

Police have carried out patrols in a bid to find the women tonight (January 24).