Fake charity collectors targeting elderly and vulnerable people in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 13:10 13 September 2018

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Police are warning everyone to be vigilant of a scam reported in St Albans and across the county.

Fake charity collectors posted at train stations and in the streets have been asking passers by for money to support a completely made up boxing club so they can pocket the profits.

The young men have been seen in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, and Berkhamsted.

Herts police believe they are deliberating targeting elderly and vulnerable people.

Officers have contacted members of the district’s neighbourhood watch to spread the word about this newly emerging con.

Anyone with information should contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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