24/01/2013 Warning on Bogus Clothing Recycling Banks
We are all familiar with bogus charity clothing collectors who go door to door, but warn Warwickshire Trading Standards, some bogus collectors are now placing clothing banks in community recycling areas next to clothing banks owned and operated by genuine charities.
One North Warwickshire village found such a metal clothing bank in their recycling area alongside a genuine clothing bank. The bogus clothing bank had been put in place without the permission or knowledge of village organisations and was badged up with the name of a genuine charity that when contacted, confirmed that the clothing bank was nothing to do with them.
The local authority and Police have been informed, but village and town councils may wish to check that clothing banks in their area have been placed legally. Falsely claiming to be a charity is a criminal offence and residents/organisations can report these issues to Warwickshire Trading Standards on 08454 040506.


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