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Wolverhampton residents warned of bogus charity collectors

Wolverhampton residents are being warned of bogus charity collectors in the city.

Officers from Wolverhampton City Council’s Trading Standards service have discovered that fake donation bags, claiming to collect vital clothes for forces’ charity Troop Aid, are being distributed to households.

Now, residents are being urged to look out for specific details which distinguish the bogus bags from the genuine ones.

The council says to make sure the contact details of the charity printed on the bag are correct.

Genuine charities work hard to help those less fortunate than others so it is appalling that someone is abusing the goodwill of the residents of Wolverhampton for their own benefit.

We would urge everyone to make sure they are donating to the official Troop Aid charity and if they have any concerns to contact our Trading Standards team immediately.

– Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Services