Poppy scammers employing contactless card terminals pretend to be from the RBL

Poppy scammers employing contactless card terminals pretend to be from the RBL

Police have cautioned that fraudsters are targeting victims by accepting donations via contactless card machines instead of cash.

Poppy appeal scammers are targeting victims by taking donations on contactless card machines instead of cash, police have warned (stock image)
Scammers have been observed contacting families while pretending to be collecting funds for the Royal British Legion.

The charity warned its collectors against using contactless machines to take donations.

Police have cautioned that fraudsters are targeting victims of the Poppy Appeal by accepting donations via contactless card machines instead of cash (stock image)The fraudsters have been spotted approaching families while claiming to be taking collections for The Royal British Legion (stock image)

Police in Gwynedd, North Wales, are issuing a warning about the fraud and stating that the perpetrators do not carry identification.

North Wales Police issued the following statement: ‘Please be warned that we have received allegations of individuals in the Gwynedd South area purporting to be collecting funds for the Royal British Legion using contactless capabilities.

They lack identification and are unknown to the locals who have been solicited.

Scammers have been observed contacting families while purporting to collect donations for The Royal British Legion (stock image)

“According to the Royal British Legion, none of their collectors use contactless equipment.

“If someone approaches you with a contactless contribution request for the Royal British Legion, do not give them any money and report the incident to the authorities immediately.

Please notify us via our website or by dialing 101 if you have any information about this fraud or if you have been solicited by the perpetrators.

 

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