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Hospice issues warning after reports of scam

PUBLISHED: 12:25 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:25 11 December 2014

The hospice is warning people not to hand over cash or bank details

The hospice is warning people not to hand over cash or bank details

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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is urging people to be on their guard after learning of a false representative reportedly selling Winter Wonderland Raffle tickets on the charity’s behalf.

The woman had no identification, and drove away when asked for ID.

A concerned member of the public contacted the hospice to ask about the tickets they had been offered to buy in the Abbey Terrace area.

The hospice is now issuing an alert about the scam, stating its volunteers do not conduct door-to-door fundraising methods.

Lucy Howe, Lottery Assistant, said: “We are issuing a warning to let people know that we do not sign people up for our raffle or fundraise through door-knocking representatives.

“People can only buy our raffle tickets from the hospice shops and from hospice reception.

“We do have one Lottery Sales Assistant, David Millen, who promotes and sells our lottery tickets three times a week in the local Co-operative and Asda shops, but never door-to-door.

“I urge people to be even more vigilant, and under no circumstance hand over cash or bank details without checking with the charity first.”

If you have been a victim of the door-to-door scam or have more information, contact Lucy Howe on 020 8319 9230.

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