Warning Over 'Charity Skydive' Conmen

Going door to door claiming to be fundraising refuse collectors

Warning Over 'Charity Skydive' Conmen

A warning has been issued to watch out for two conmen who have being going door to door in the borough trying to fleece money from residents.

The pair of conmen have been reported as operating in Putney and Battersea and have been collecting cash for a bogus “charity skydive”.

The council has received reports of two men wearing hi-viz jackets and claiming to be refuse collectors who are claiming to be raising funds for a colleague who’s been diagnosed with cancer.

They claim they are about to take part in a charity skydive and request money from well-wishers on the spot.

However it is a total scam and if anyone is approached by the men they are being urged to dial 999 and immediately call the police.

The borough’s waste contractor Serco has confirmed the men are not their employees and none of their staff are raising funds in this way.

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January 15, 2021