ISPCC warns of fraudsters collecting money door to door on their behalf in Dublin and Meath
The ISPCC has urged people to report any suspicious activity to the Gardaí.
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has warned residents of a number of areas of Dublin and Meath to be wary of people going to door to door and collecting money, allegedly on behalf of the charity.
.@ISPCCChildline has had reports of people going door-to-door collecting money in north County Dublin and County Meath, allegedly on behalf of the ISPCC. We do not know these people and never encourage cash collections at the door. https://t.co/KJxnLXiddG
— ISPCC Childline (@ISPCCChildline) December 13, 2017
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ISPCC said that it has had reports of people going door to door collecting money in the Rush/Lusk, Portmarnock and Laytown areas, allegedly on behalf of the ISPCC.
“We do not know these people, have no record of them collecting on our behalf and never encourage cash collections at the door,” the ISPCC statement read.
“If you are approached at your home by someone who says they are fundraising for the ISPCC, please do not engage with them, but ring the Gardaí. Please tell your elderly or vulnerable neighbours who may not be on Facebook not to hand over money at the door, but to contact the Gardaí.
“We'd be grateful if you let us know also. Many thanks for all your support.”