Clothing Scam Companies

Clothing scam companies are companies or gangs that purport to be collecting second-hand clothes for charities or to be working for charitable causes, when they are in fact working for themselves, giving little if anything to charitable causes. They are a particular problem in the UK, where they rely on people's awareness of proper charities established practise of collecting used clothes for good causes. These companies cause major problems for established charities in terms of lost donations and making the public distrustful of all clothes collectors.

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... A popular tactic of clothing scam companies is to leaflet a particular area and then move on before people become aware that the company is a clothing scam company ... These companies are very difficult to prosecute as frequently they are not in fact companies at all, quoting fictitious company names or someone else's ... Many clothing scam companies use casual labour to deliver the leaflets and collect bags of clothing ...

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