Age UK warns sham collectors who knock on doors and pretend to be charitable.

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The warning was posted on the charity’s Age UK Wirral Facebook page on Wednesday.

Age UK has published an urgent warning warning that people are warned that fake collectors are knocking on doors pretending to be from the charity.

The scammers even wear lanyards pretending to be volunteers for the charity.

The scammers even wear lanyards to give the impression that they are volunteers for the charity.

The charity claimed to have received reports of people “knocking on doors in Wirral” and said they were collecting donations for Age UK.

Age UK Wirral provides emergency shopping and prescription collection as well as emotional support, wellbeing and assistance to carers of people with dementia.

However, Age UK stated that they do not have an official ID card to confirm this.

The charity concluded by saying that the police had been alerted to the fake charity collectors.

“URGENT MESSAGE

“Once again we have received reports of people knocking on doors in Wirral.

“People say that they are collecting donations for Age UK Wirral, they also have lanyards which give the impression that they are volunteers, but they have no ID to confirm this.

“Merseyside police have been informed and they advise everyone to call 101 if they see or hear anything suspicious.

“These people do NOT collect for Age UK Wirral.

“Please share this information with anyone who is not using Facebook”.

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