Fake air ambulance canvasser takes cash from charitable homeowners

PUBLISHED: 07:55 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:05 04 April 2019

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

A life-saving charity has urged people to be vigilant after someone has fraudulently claimed cash on its behalf.

https://twitter.com/GWAAC/status/1110591592379895810

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) received reports from homeowners in Portishead and Nailsea of a man dressed in orange knocking on doors and asking for cash.

A GWAAC spokesman said: “All of our lottery canvassers dress in GWAAC uniform, which is typically lime green and they carry GWAAC literature and have photo ID.

“If you have any concerns, our office is always willing to verify where our canvassers are working.

“We are not permitted to collect cash door-to-door and are only authorised to ask someone to sign up to our lottery through direct debit.

“Our lottery is one of our biggest sources of income and we are very grateful to those who do sign up.”

Age UK also has helpful advice relating to doorstep scam, which can be found by clicking here.

To report concerns, email info@gwaac.com or call 03034 444999.

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