Air ambulance charity warns of bogus callers

THE Devon Air Ambulance Trust is warning people bogus callers have been knocking on Devon doors claiming to be from the charity.

THE Devon Air Ambulance Trust is warning people bogus callers have been knocking on Devon doors claiming to be from the charity.

The charity said the Bere Alston area has been worst hit, when authorised lottery canvassers were told by a number of people that they had already been around asking for money.

Hel�na Holt, chief executive of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, said: "Reports such as this cause us great concern. I would particularly like to stress that we never ask for or collect cash on the doorstep.

"If someone knocks on your door and asks you for money for the air ambulance, they are not from Devon Air Ambulance Trust.


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"Our canvassers all dress in branded clothing, plus they have a photo ID card, which should be highly visible on a lanyard around their neck.

"We are always more than happy for members of the public to ask to inspect these IDs or to call the charity on (01392) 466666 to check that the collector is legitimate.

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"There is only one Air Ambulance Trust operating in Devon. We are very pleased that this matter is now being investigated by the police.'

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