Be aware of fake COVID-19 charity collectors operating in Trafford.
Trading Standards have received reports of fake COVID-19 charity collectors who claim to be working on behalf of a COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ charity.
- These scammers are carrying out door-to-door collections, ringing or emailing to ask for donations There are simple ways of making sure you give safely to registered charities: Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information – it’s ok to decide not to give on the spot. Be wary of unsolicited emails from charities you have never heard of and be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them.
- Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or relative if you are unable to research this or need a second opinion
- •Check out the charity by calling the Charity Commission 0300 066 9197