Charity fraudsters targeting people in Scarborough

Fraudsters pretending to be from charities are feared to be targeting people in Scarborough.

By Sarah Fitton
Friday, 29th May 2020, 10:29 am
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 10:32 am

North Yorkshire Police says it has been made aware of potentially bogus charity collectors operating in the town and surrounding villages.

Officers from Scarborough’s Community Impact Team are working with Scarborough Borough Council’s Licensing Team to ensure that all charity collectors - including door-to-door and vehicle collection - are officially allowed to operate in the area.

Door-to-door collectors, including those dropping off charity bags, must be displaying the correct ID for the charity that they are collecting for.

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Fraudsters are targeting people in Scarborough

The council's licensing team aims to safeguard the interests of both public donors and beneficiaries, facilitate well-organised collections by bona fide charitable institutions, ensure good standards are met, and prevent unlicensed collections from taking place.

If you have any concerns about the collectors in your area, please contact Scarborough Borough Council on 01723 232323 or contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 12200088487.