Residents warned about charity scam

PUBLISHED: 15:13 18 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:14 28 May 2010

POLICE in Whittlesey are urging people to be vigilant following a charity scam. Scammers have been distributing flyers around the town, claiming to be collecting on behalf of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, however this is not the case. The flyers, which

POLICE in Whittlesey are urging people to be vigilant following a charity scam.

Scammers have been distributing flyers around the town, claiming to be collecting on behalf of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, however this is not the case. The flyers, which are on blue A5 paper with blue text, are nothing to do with the charity.

PCSO Jo Lester said: "These flyers are a scam and nothing to do with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

"If you have been approached by these scammers and have not yet been in touch with the police I would urge you to do so."

If you are unsure whether a charity collector is legitimate contact the Charities Commission helpline on 0845 300 0218.

If you have information relating to this scam contact Sgt Rob Hill at Whittlesey Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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