Charity Commission warns of bogus collections for tsunami victims

first_imgThe Charity Commission’s Chief Executive, Andrew Hind said: “It’s incomprehensible that some people want to take from survivors of a disaster left with absolutely nothing. I’d urge the generous public to take their clothes to a genuine charity shop and to make their cash donations to an established appeal fund such as the Disasters Emergency Committee.“Help the victims – don’t let bogus collectors help themselves.” Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission warns of bogus collections for tsunami victims  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Trading The Charity Commission is warning that misleading leaflets claiming to collect for the Tsunami earthquake victims are being distributed by clothing collectors asking for clothing and cash.According to the Commission, areas so far targeted include London, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Leicestershire and Essex but previous similar scams show that other areas tend to follow.The Commission is therefore advising people to be extremely cautious about donating to such misleading appeals. Many of these collections are not registered charities, although they often give fictitious or limited company numbers, says the Commission, so there is no guarantee at all that donations will reach victims of the earthquake. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more