WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12452 Members
65 Forums
73750 Topics
996935 Posts
81 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
68 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1414 Guests and 200 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 1019
Fitting bathroom lights need help 375
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 309
Submarine Disaster 292
Anyone read this ? 283
Bath Lifts 194
Great Mystery Of Our Time 156
Are there any doctors or nurses on here. 127
Charity fishing match 114
Wanted wii consul box 110
New General Forums
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
Yesterday at 02:19 PM
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 09:21 PM
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 08:30 PM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by granny
Yesterday at 08:21 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 04:35 PM
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by granny
20th Nov 2017 10:11pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
20th Nov 2017 1:45pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
20th Nov 2017 1:43pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
20th Nov 2017 1:32pm
Games for children
by venice
20th Nov 2017 1:58am
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#992224 - 19th Nov 2015 2:15pm House to House Collection
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10807
Loc: Birkenhead
A friend just had a house-to-house charity collection on the doorstep.

Something that made me suspicious was that the collector explained that they don't use paper forms as people are concerned about security, so he puts it in his PDA straight away and it gets encrypted.

Tried phoning the charity's central fundraising department, no answer.

Phoned two local offices, no answer.

Phoned council switchboard, no answer.

No idea if it genuine or not, an ID/badge means nothing.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
Google Ads
#992349 - 20th Nov 2015 7:41pm Re: House to House Collection [Re: diggingdeeper]
Greenwood Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 638
Loc: Greasby
Sadly, scammers are getting so clever that I would not give to anyone who just turned up on the doorstep, however plausible they were, on principle. I do give to charities - there are many opportunities and ways to do so that are not traceable, if you don't want to give personal details to anyone - but give details and money out on the doorstep? Never. (except when Santa comes round on the Rotary/Lions trailer, but he's not visiting my road this year)

Top
#992561 - 22nd Nov 2015 7:01pm Re: House to House Collection [Re: diggingdeeper]
Laraine Offline
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 2011
Posts: 70
Loc: Moreton
Your friend needs to get in touch with their bank immediately, even if it means closing the account and opening a new one.

Top
#992619 - 23rd Nov 2015 1:01pm Re: House to House Collection [Re: diggingdeeper]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10807
Loc: Birkenhead
Don't worry, no details were given, I was frustrated that I couldn't seem to get any confirmation about collectors in the area. I have had police collar collectors before.

If a list was put up on the web then that could be used nefariously and would be counter-productive. The solution should be phone-lines that actually answer the phone.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#992620 - 23rd Nov 2015 2:12pm Re: House to House Collection [Re: diggingdeeper]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5368
Loc: Birkenhead
If anyone, and I mean anyone, who is touting for anything knocks on my door I just tell them "No thanks." If they insist I tell them to bog off. Simples.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#992634 - 23rd Nov 2015 4:58pm Re: House to House Collection [Re: BandyCoot]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
If anyone, and I mean anyone, who is touting for anything knocks on my door I just tell them "No thanks." If they insist I tell them to bog off. Simples.

The simple and effective approach eh? Never fails! grin

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
For Sale & Free
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
19th Nov 2017 4:45pm
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13469
Newest Members
wagonwheel82, Norfolk, monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo
12452 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
New Enthusiast Forums
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Great Mystery Of Our Time 156
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 44
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:51am
Sunset Wed 4:05pm
Local Time Wed 7:40am
WikiWirral Can . . . .