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SOSAD Dundalk issue warning over bogus collectors
SOSAD Dundalk have issued a warning over bogus collectors using their name to collect money from households in Dundalk and its surrounds.
The suicide prevention group have learnt that individuals were going door to door at the weekend in Toberona, claiming to be collecting on their behalf. Further reports later emerged of people collecting in Louth Village.
However SOSAD say they have no knowledge of the collectors and added they never collect door to door.
They said: “It has been brought to our attention that someone was going door to door in the Toberona area collecting for SOSAD. Please be aware that this person is not collecting on our behalf and we do not do door to door collections.
“If you are approached to donate to SOSAD and you are not sure of the person’s validity please do not give any money and contact our office and we will be able to advise whether the person is legit or not.”
The group added that they would be reporting the matter to Gardaí.
SOSAD’s Dundalk office can be contacted at 042 9327311.
SOSAD will open a pop up shop in the Long Walk Shopping Centre on Thursday week, March 22nd, and are currently appealing for people to donate items such as clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, household items, toys and games. Anyone who can assist can contact the office for further details or call in to it at 42 Jocelyn Street.