Bo­gus col­lec­tor scam high­lighted

Bray People - - NEWS - By DEB­O­RAH COLE­MAN

A NA­TIONAL char­ity has is­sued a warn­ing to those seek­ing to make do­na­tions af­ter a bo­gus col­lec­tor was re­ported in County Wick­low.

The ISPCA warned that a man in his 30s was re­ported to be col­lect­ing funds on be­half of the char­ity in the Ark­low area in re­cent days. It is un­der­stood that the man al­leged that a new ISPCA cen­tre was be­ing opened in the Coyne’s Cross area on the N11.

A spokesper­son for the char­ity con­firmed that no such cen­tre was in the pipe­line and that the man did not rep­re­sent the ISPCA.

‘He had no ID or per­mit and the ISPCA is ask­ing the public to be vig­i­lant and to con­tact the gar­daí or the ISPCA fundrais­ing team on 043 33 25035 (3) or email fundrais­ing@ispca.ie,’ the spokesper­son said. Any­one wish­ing to sup­port the ISPCA can make a se­cure do­na­tion on­line by vis­it­ing the web­site on www.ispca.ie

Gar­daí in Wick­low re­minded the public that they should never hand over money to col­lec­tors with­out re­quest­ing ID and a per­mit and asked that they re­port sus­pi­cious callers if they have con­cerns about their au­then­tic­ity.

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