A leading women’s charity has warned the public of ‘bogus collectors’ who are calling door to door supposedly raising funds for them.
Women’s Aid Ireland were forced to post on social media about the incidents after multiple reports came their way on Friday evening.
The people behind the scam appeared to be operating in the north Dublin area, with a number of replies from members of the public noting where they were.
Women’s Aid tweeted on Friday: “We’ve been informed that there are bogus door to door collectors in Botanic/Glasnevin area of Dublin who claim to be collecting for Women’s Aid. We don’t permit this form of fundraising. Please contact the Gardaí if they approach you for funds. Thank you.”
While those who are behind this nasty trick are doing it face-to-face, there has been a considerate rise in online and digital scams in 2021.