There have been a number of complaints concerning the validity of flyers posted through people's doors asking for donated items including clothing, bedding and cosmetics.
The company, who go by the name of ‘Sanita & Partner Limited’, are alleging to be a registered commercial company in England. However, all limited companies in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and ‘Sanita & Partner Limited’ does not appear on their website.
The company’s details also fail to appear on the Charity Commission website, which is in direct breach of the regulations that Trading Standards enforce. The direct website address for the company which features on the flyer itself also does not exist.
If you receive a charity bag/flyer and you want to find out if it is genuine you can:
Check for the organisation’s full name, address and registration number on the bag. Fake charity bags often do not give any information or contact details.
If the bag has a phone number check if it is real, fake bags often just give mobile phone numbers or numbers that don’t work at all.
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