Fake Charity – selling household products door to door

The following message has been sent by the Safer Neighbourhood Ward Sergeant for: Cranham, Hacton, Hylands and Upminster.

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are keeping well and staying safe at home.

It has come to our attention that a group have been knocking door-to-door trying to sell household products to elderly and vulnerable residents in the Elm Park area.

They knock on the door and tell the resident that they are working for a Charity called The Helping Hand Project, this information is false and they do not work for any Charities, these individuals are trying to get elderly and vulnerable residents to buy their household products for extortionate prices, one resident was charged £30 for one cleaning cloth.

Please be aware of these individuals and don’t buy anything just shut the door on them, if you need Police then contact us don’t feel you’re wasting our time, if it’s an emergency then call 999 if it’s not an emergency then call 101.

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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