RSPCA collector warning issued in Burnham-On-Sea
RSPCA has this week warned Burnham-On-Sea residents to look out
for a person who they believe is a bogus door-to-door collector.
comes after local resident Ann Osborne, of St Andrews Road
in Burnham, became suspicious when a man knocked on her door asking
for a donation.
claimed to be from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, and was collecting
funds on behalf of the Brent Knoll RSPCA Centre.
turned him away before contacting the local centre to ask whether
the man was officially working for them.
when they said they knew nothing about him, it was realised he
was probably a conman.
spokeswoman at the RSPCA centre in Brent Knoll said this week
that the news is 'distressing'. It added that the charity never
knocks on doors asking for donations, but does collect at local
supermarkets. The charity is recommending that residents ask for
the collectors photo ID.
man was described as being well-dressed, aged in his 20s, with
light-coloured hair and wearing a hi-visibility band around him.
with information about the collector or suspicions about collectors
can contact police on 101.