Do not give money or details to spam charity collector in Downend

Published on: 04 Nov 2015

Reports that an individual has been collecting money in the Downend area purporting to be from the "CHILDRENS JOY" charity have been received. Avon and Somerset Constabulary have contacted the "childrensjoyuk" charity they have stated that they do not do these kinds of collections and will not request bank details from people in the street.
We appeal for people to make sure that people collecting are from genuine charities, this can be done by simply looking for the registered charity number on any of the paperwork, tins, buckets or asking for the person charity photo badge.
If they are genuine they will gladly show you. If you have concerns then please report via the 101 service.

If you have any information that may help, please contact Avon and Somerset Constabulary either online or call on 101.

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