Do not delay – how to spot a fake charity flyer

Update! (2009-10-28) 3 years later and the Do Not Delay website has been updated. Thanks to this comment for pointing it out. Their About the Project page gives a detailed account of what they do in Lithuania:

Six years ago, the Lithuanian rate of deaths caused by breast cancer was the highest in Europe.

DO NOT DELAY, a breast cancer awareness program, was initiated by Agnė Zuokienė in 2003. Today, the number of deaths is significantly lower.

The Do Not Delay team includes professional doctors – specialists of their field who face breast cancer cases on a daily basis.

The Pink Bus travels to the most remote locations in Lithuania to deliver the message to all women – “Take care of your health, pay more attention to yourselves for your own sake and for the sake of those who love you!”

It would appear from this that “Do Not Delay” are in fact a charity in Lithuania. They’re not registered as one in Ireland or the UK however. This report by the Fermanagh Herald covers some of the same concerns I have and I will repeat my advice below. You’re better off handing your clothes in to a local second hand shop. At least then you’ll be certain the proceeds from the sale of those items will go to registered charities in your locality.

The original post continues below:

Do not delay! It’s not unusual for junk mail to be delivered to my door. Thankfully there’s a lot less of it than the electronic equivalent. Over the summer a number of flyers made their way to my doorstep, supposedly from charities looking for old clothes to sell to raise funds. Unfortunately only one of those was from an actual charity and they collected the clothes at a local carpark.

The latest one is from I was going to let it pass but my neighbour had a bag out for collection this morning which prompted me to grab the laptop and show them this page on letterbox spam. That page points out that redirects to, which asks for donations to be sent to this bank account in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Azzara VšĮ
Enterprise code 124013046
Account no. LT267044060001204079
SEB Vilniaus Bankas
Bank code 70440

There’s a phone number too, 0044-28-3084-9971, which is a UK number and not exactly encouraging for an Irish person.

How do you spot the fake charity flyers?

  • It will have a contact number but it’s more than likely a mobile number. In Ireland, that’s an 085, 086, 087 number. A landline number means that they at least have a base or premises in the country.
  • The flyer should have a registered charity number. A registered business number is not the same.
  • Ring your local authority and ask if the “charity” is licensed to make door-to-door collections.
  • Use the Google search engine to find out about them. Use any registration numbers you find, an identifying website address, even search for text from the flyer. Any charity with the resources to organise a door-to-door clothes collection will have at least some presence on the Internet.

If you do have old clothes to give away, pop them into a bag and bring them into one of the charity shops in your local town or city. They’re always looking for quality saleable items. Here’s a list of Irish charities if you want to donate money. Some well known and reputable charities include Trocaire (they even have an rss feed!), Bothair and Simon Community.

If you live in the UK, this page has some useful information including how to report a fake charity.

“Do Not Delay” collect money for breast cancer research but you would be better off making a donation to The Irish Cancer Society who will put your donation to good use.

I’ll update this post from time to time with thumbnails and summaries of flyers that hit my door. Check back often!

Just as I was wondering when donotdelay would collect their clothes I spotted an old blue van parked outside. It’s a Dublin reg vehicle and quite old, given that it’s a van and presumably used for business. The reg is “97 D 45516”. I spotted a man in denims walking down the road. He ducked into a house at a corner for a moment then walked up a hill out of sight. I waited a few minutes and he returned with a woman. Both got into the van, drove down to the end of the cul-de-sac and about 5 minutes later drove past again. On closer examination of the photos below I recognised the top of the heart shaped flyer they had in their hands. One was delivered here a few weeks back. I might have it arond here somewhere.

More flyers being handed out

Update: Another blogger received the same flyer. Hopefully someone will search online for “Clothing Collection For Breast Cancer Prevention Programm”.

2006-11-21 – a new leaflet was dropped in the door a few minutes ago. It has an Irish mobile number, 0876815133, and reg. no. 382101. No sign of a charity number.

Not every family in developing countries can afford to buy new, often expensive clothes, footwear and household things.

If you search for their reg no. the first link is a pdf file (view as HTML) from Dublin City Council. Councillor Naoise O’Muiri asked, in a question to the City Manager, if he can

confirm that the following agencies currently engaged in collections in the City Area have all applied for and received Permits: …
“Unwanted Clothing Collection”, no Reg No given, 087 0552513

He replied:

The Collectors referred to by the Councillor do not have a waste collection permit from Dublin City Council.

Chances are they’re collecting ilegally in Cork too.

2006-11-29 – “Thank you for help” – another flyer appeared this morning before 8am, they’re out early! Identifying text includes the above badly constructed sentence and: “we urgently need clothing that you and your family may never wear again” and “Company Reg. Nr. 5655565A”, “Phone: +353851670878” – another mobile number. No landline, address or charity number.

2006-12-05 – “We support Orphanages.” just fell in the door. Here are their details: Reg. no. 9027839, phone 085-1337528. That’s a mobile phone number.

Update! I have set up a new site, where I post details about all the fake charity leaflets I get. I’m sure you’ll recognise a few of them!

"Do not delay - how to spot a fake charity flyer", 5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

205 thoughts on “Do not delay – how to spot a fake charity flyer”

  1. Hey Donncha,

    Nice set of information there on the charity scammers. FWIW – An actual friend of mine works for Enable Ireland. They also do these door-to-door collections, dropping bags through letterboxes and collecting them some days later. He has told me that they are finding it increasingly difficult due to the actions of these scumbags. Just last week, they were collecting bags in a particular Cork City suburb, when they were approached by a number of men driving old beat-up transits. These charmers proceeded to slash the tyres of the van used by Enable. They also threatened my friend and the volunteers who accompanied him – telling them ‘This is our effing turf – now eff off’. The nice boys in question were a mix of Corkonian scum, Dublin scum and some foreigners, showing that scumbagetry is an equal opportunities employer.



    1. 11/06/2009

      Just had a sticker from JSD Clothes Collection Appeal. There is no charity registration number, just a phone contact number. I am thinking of stickinging on my household refuse bag and saving cost of refuse collection. Apparently JSD are a clothes recycling company based in the North of Ireland

    2. I checked out JSD they say they are associated with several charities they sponsor and make donations is this the same as actually collecting for the charity. Check out JSD (NI) ltd and let me know if they are geniune please

  2. Thanks for the info. I have received these, I believe (I’m in Dublin 14). Even after reading this I am still finding it hard to believe this actually happens. What do they do with the clothes? I read on one of the links you have there that they sell them to poor people, but where do they sell them? It’s weird to think that there are spammers so desperate they’ll try and rob your old clothes!!

    1. They put them on pallets and ship them off to Africa and Eastern Europe where people are less picky and will happily wear clothing with slight marks etc.

  3. We got one of these flyers here in Bournemouth this week. I am feeling especially miffed because my wife got diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer last week.
    The pick-up date is tomorrow and I will be at work. Otherwise I would keep an eye out for these scum bags and express my opinion in very forthright terms!

    Surprisingly, there is money to be made from 2nd hand clothes. This particular scam was featured in the BBC program “The Real Hustle” where they set up a vintage clothes store. And made a significant amount of money in the process.

  4. Clothes recycling is an industry. Basically the trick is to get as good quality a supply as possible. Then you take out the best stuff to sell on to second-hand clothes merchants, and then move on the rest to the next guy. Then he will filter out the stuff he can sell second-hand in his market (say, Eastern Europe). The next guy down the line will be looking stuff for an even poorer economy. Finally, whatever is left will be sent for shredding. There are rates per tonne for all the different grades, I think.

    It is worth saying that you really should have a waste collection permit to be in this business. The council should prosecute anybody in the game who does not.

  5. I’ve got bad news for you all. These scum bags are part of an international gang who use the leaflets as an excuse to be on the streets and steal from legitimate charities.

    In Wales, England and Scotland I’ve been working for children’s hospitals (Great Ormond Street, Alder Hey, Sheffield and Birmingham Children’s Hosptials) to try and stop the thefts. These hospitals and charities are losing over 2 million GBP a year to these theives – yes that’s over 3 million Euros.

    It’s despicable that they can steal from most sick and seriously ill children.

    We are about to update our website with details but urge the public to carry on giving doorstep donations to REGISTERED and LEGITIMATE charities only.

    If you notice anything suspicious call the police immediately and give the registration number of the theives vehicle.

  6. Well spotted Donncha!

    This subject was featured in the Irish Times a fortnight ago – I suspect it was the same member of Enable staff referenced by Daniel, above, who was interviewed. He mentioned the same experiences; threaths, intimidation, tires slashed….

    Apparently there are a number of criminal gangs at work in Ireland alone (so prsumably a factor of ten again for the UK), and there are more all the time. Competition means violent behaviour towards each other, and legitimate charities get caught in the crossfire. As the lads commented above, the clothes get filtered for locally resaleable, while a lot is ferried and driven to eastern europe, or chucked in a bargain bin. Oddly, they seem to make good money!

    It’s not unheard of for them to use fake charity registration, so it’s worth chasing up, and if possible, get the reg for the gardai if proven false. Does anyone have a link for checking charities Reg numbers? An online resource would be handy for filtering the real from the many fakes.

  7. i have just received a label from “used clothing collection programme”, charity no xn 56712, tel 087 0667323 (from 9.00am till 12.00 noon), is this another con

  8. Wondering about Homeless Orphans in Kenya Used Collection Drive in Bandon, Innishannon and Ballinhassig, Co. Cork on 7th December. Is this a legitmate charity since web site is inaccssible and only mobile phone number with no Charity Reg. No.?

  9. “Do not delay” leaflets reached Headington in Oxford over in England today. The fraudsters are coming back to collect their swag on Monday. I rang Trading Standards immediately. Some of the people who try to collect from our house are legal but deceitful; but this lot don’t sound legal, as they don’t even have a company number.

  10. This semi-literate Lithuanian drivel has fallen through letterboxes in Hampshire, UK. They don’t say they’re a charity, they don’t say they aren’t. I’d be referring them to Trading Standards except they aren’t trading. We receive loads of these kinds of flyer and ignore them but a percentage of folk won’t so that’s how these characters get their clothing for free. Grubby business. I do so hope they knock on my door …..

  11. They reached wokingham in berkshire, england last week, collection tomorrow morning. Unfortunatly they have caught me at a VERY bad time as I have a funeral for someone very close to me who died of cancer a week and a half ago. If I see them, they’ll have a piece of my mind, i don’t no what else to do?Can you call the police on these people?I’m 19…x

  12. A “Do not delay” flier came through my letter box today. I was suspicious because it had no phone number or charity No. Found your website from a search in Google; it contains very useful information. I live about ten miles north of Belfast. Too late to take action today but I’ll be contacting the charities commissioner on Monday.

  13. A ‘do not delay’ flyer came through my door today too. I don’t know why, but I just immediately felt suspicious and googled to find your interesting information. I live outside Belfast too. I will go to all my neighbours tonight to let them know not to leave any clothes out, and keep an eye out for the van which is due to come round on Tuesday.

  14. i live in london and I found this information after this people took my bag away.I am very upset with myself now not to checking fly before. I put the bag inside of my front garden at 7.20am this morning and a white van came around 7.30am even collection time suppose to be at 9.00am. They waited few minutes infront of my garden door. I was thinking why they were waiting for and i felt suspicious. i started to watch them from door drill and try to see any label for breast cancer charity but i could not. I was going to open the door ask them any proof but i scared it was dark and guy was just one step away from my front door. i tried the get the licence plate but i coud not.
    I was realy happy that i was giving my clothes away for good i fell very sad now.

  15. I live in East London, and these flyers have just gone around the block of flats that I live in.

    We’ve had scams like this before, but none of them have stooped so low to take advantage of people’s desire to help breast cancer sufferers. This is pretty sick, in my opinion.

    How can we raise the profile of this scam, so that there’s no chance of anyone ever falling for it? I hate to think that they’re getting away with this.

  16. Hello,
    Maybe do you know some names and contacts to charity organizations from UK or Ireland which organize legally collections distributing their sacks with logo(name) organization not leaflet)? The most interest me organizations which help on example: for children, for children from Chornobyl and different. I don’t know or you know that charitable organizations sell and export used clothes too but they probably really carry help using with got with this sale earnings.
    If can you help me, write here or my email: , please.

  17. The director and 9 employees of the company that distributes these DO NOT DELAY leaflets were arrested on 15 January for stealing donations from Great Ormond Street children’s Hosptial, Marie Curie Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation.

    Do not delay is the name used on leaflets by a company called Intersecond.

    It appears that these scammers are thieves as well as frauds. If you get one of their leaflets, report it to trading standards and if you see them stealing from other charities, call your local garda or police.

    It is so very sad that these greedy thugs are preying on our charity and the fact we want to help real causes. Don’t let them get away with it. Give your donations to regular charities but watch out for these theieves.

  18. I also received a “breast cancer” leaflet from Intersecond Limited (phone 07983 018041). I reported it to Camden Council, so let’s see what happens.

    Interestingly, most of the locations listed above are from quite affluent areas, which fits with the explanation that these people are going after good quality clothes.

    But the idea of leaving bags of clothes on the doorstep in an inner city area seems daft, and invites theft. We have a very good and well run Oxfam shop in the Kilburn High Road, which is even open on Sunday, so it’s easy enough to take clothes to a charity shop direct.

    We have another organisation that regularly puts out plastic bags for clothes, which is a registered charity – Evergreen Trust reg no 1004289. However, its accounts on the Charity Commission website don’t show much money going to its good causes, and it’s hard to see how a small charity could afford to put out and collect so many plastic bags. I’ve reported them to the Charity Commission but they were not interested.

  19. Thanks for your very clear post on this subject, I’ve added a link to it on a much less coherent post of my own.

    We received flyers earlier this week (N15, north London). A friend of mine has been corresponding with the “” jokers by email, and they are quite intent upon giving him the runaround when it comes to the question of why they are not registered as a charity in the UK. As we expected, really: “We are a registred company (reg. no. 5713257). We work on behalf of Breast Cancer Prevention Charity ‘Azzara’ and donate money to then on regular basis…. If you require any more information,please go to our website“. Even if this website did refer to a real Lithuanian charity, we have no proof that these collectors are associated in any way with them. Anyone could create a website which redirects to the site, and claim to be operating on their behalf.

    An interesting follow-up: yesterday was the scheduled collection day by “” in my neighbourhood. We donated nothing (of course!) but instead received a new flyer (same style/size and semi-glossy paper stock) from the “gentlemen” cruising the street for collections, purporting to be from a different organisation: Orellana Ltd. (a quick google reveals that this name has been associated with the same sort of faux-charitable collections a few months back). Same scam, different flyer.

  20. UPDATE: We received another email from “”; they claim it is not necessary for them to be registered as a charity in the UK or ROI because Lithuania is now part of the EU. I am quite sure this is not correct but don’t know enough about charity registration to be certain. Just thought I would post it here where some dialogue has occurred.

  21. Hi,
    Thanks for the info.
    I am always wary of these letters that come into my door.
    I live in Galway, and I get different ones every week.
    I check out most of them and I get no information on Google at all.
    When i checked out this “Do not delay” scam, i found this website.
    Im going to go around my area and put my own flyers into peoples mailboxes telling them not to give anything to these cons.
    Thanks for the info.

  22. What can we do to bring this to the attention to our local areas?. I received one of these leaflets and it was easy for me to spot that this was a fake but others can’t. What bothers me is that charities are missing out on the clothing that is intended for them.

    Who can we report this to?


  23. collection bag delivered at my house today, Its now reached South East London!!
    Will put out the bag on Tuesday as directed with the contents of the cat’s litter tray inside.

    Think me and my four sons will stand by with Baseball bats just in case!!
    Sending a Cheque to Royal Marsden Hospital here in london. They I am Sure need the funds!!

  24. This is my first time here. I put in the Company reg no 5655565A and got my confirmation that this is a phoony charity thing. They are around Ashbourne.

  25. Ref no, Nr.5655565A are doing a lot of mail (sticker) drops in Limerick…0851670878…don’t give to them, they’re NOT a registered charity and are well dodgy.

  26. UK Epsom, Surrey. have leafleted us here. They are due to collect next Tuesday 13th March. Why doesn’t Epsom & Ewell Boro Council catch them redhanded and compound their vehicle??

  27. Re: Dan on Feb 3rd, I’d also like to know who to report it to. I live in Donnybrook, which as many of you may know is quite an affluent area (not for me though, I’m a student!) and we are absolutely inundated with these flyers. Is there an easy way to put a stop to them? I’m not really into the idea of confrontation, obviously, but some of these don’t even have a name or a number of any sort. Just some spiel about helping orphanages, single mothers etc etc. I saw the programme someone mentioned above, ‘The Real Hustle’, on BBC3, and the amount of money these people get away with is shocking. They sell them on as vintage clothing and make a fortune off other people’s good will. Scum!

  28. Do not delay have also reached Lucan. Though I never put bags out, I was going to in this case but something didn’t ring true. It’s a UK phone no (or NI) So glad I looked this up! I’m going to warn my neighbours but what else can we do?


  30. SKZ 6037

    The smae thing is in Ardee, Co .Louth, It goes quiet for a few weeks, then I receive 2-3 flyers a week. Often Eastern Europeans, as I have confronted them many times and stopped to record ther reg, and ring the Gardai, who can/will do nothing. These bhoyos dont be long shifting then.

  31. Lower Earley Reading – Do Not delay leaflet left yesterday to be collected tommorrow Friday 20 April – my day off so will keep a look out. Have reported to TV Police and will report to Trading Standards today. 🙂

  32. The “donot delay people” are in Essex. There are so many similar scams that I wonder if they are connected – maybe local “travellers”.

    Personally I would not buy or give anything to anyone who only quotes a mobile number – or at the door full stop. There is a good chance they are on the move and dubious.

    Local charities deserve the items they are looking for rather than these rag and bone men.

    Trading Standards and Local Authorities are unlikely to be interested since the careful wording on the leaflets means they are unliley to be committing an offence (other than not being licensed for collection) any more than the makers of “Utterly Butterly” are in breach of the trades description act. Its all mild deception – irritating rather than criminal.


  33. the people that collect these clothes get over 400 euros a ton thats why there are so many collections and slashing of tyres.

  34. I live in Karlstad, Sweden. And I recently got a sticker with the same company Reg. Nr. that you wrote about. I thought it was dodgy, so I googled it and found this.
    So I thought I’d tell you that these creeps are working internationally now. And also, I’ll send a link of this site to some media here in sweden so they can warn ppl about this scam.

  35. They get everywhere. I live in scunthorpe and i’m always getting these leaflets. Today i got one from do not delay breast cancer. THESE PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BE STOPPED, AND THE MONEY GO TO THE PROPER CHARITY.

  36. I have lived in my house in Limerick (ROI) about 4 months and must have a flyer for every other day I’ve lived here, none of them seem at all legitimate. This sickens me as I know the locals can be very generous and especially members of the older generation who have lived through poverty in the 40s and 50s go out of their way to help the poor. What can the Gardai / police do about this? Other than collecting vehicle regs what can we do? There seems to be a huge amount of it going on here under everyones noses. If there is this much of it surely someone else has noticed? Looks like its time I actually got off the behind and contacted the local paper or the Guards; but to be honest I dont think anyone in authority will be that interested. Worth a try though and many thanks to the rest of you for setting up this information.

  37. We got a flier titled ‘ developing world appeal’ through our letter box. Nothing unusal in that you’d say but it was put through at 4:30 in the morning. I had heard some noise went and checked it out to discover nothing out of order. I was told in the morning that the leaflet put through the letterbox wasnt there the previous night when we went to bed. The noise that woke me wasn’t a simple leaflet through the letter box for sure, I can only imagine that it was someone checking to see if the front door was open – the doors in our estate, like many modern ones, have doors that you can just walk in unless they’re locked with a key.

    It is unfortunate that Enable Ireland, amongst others, are being squeezed out by thugs. I have also heard that most of these dodgey clothes collectors have their final destination of eastern block countries, they make their money. Older leaflets used to mention Africa and 3rd World etc, these only mention Developing countries which basically could be anywhere so no false claim is being made…

    I’m all for helping out so we hold out for the legitmate charities or on occasion drop the stuff into a charity shop in town. I know it’s tempting just to get rid of it to the first person that shows up on the door but you’re funding something dodgey that could go onto something more sinister and affect you r someone you know.

  38. Waterford is sported with many of the fradulent flyers. one such is that with a green and white sticker with reg no. 5655565A and Tel No 0851033456

  39. area around Edinburgh got one of these today – was just checking online about them since having the pink breast cancer ribbon on it makes them even more devious and nasty than the usual lot of scam flyers that get delivered and found your site. well done in publicising it!

  40. I have tried to check this alleged charity online and also their charity number but to no joy i beleive it may be a hoax charity, can anyone confirm this for me please?
    kindest regards,

  41. I got this flyer in North Lancashire a week ago. The flyer didn’t have stickers, but requested the householder provide their own colection bag (“in an effort to keep costs down”) and attach the paper flyer to it.

    Rang Trading Standards, but I can longer get through to my local Council office, instead I was relayed to a regional call centre who took details, and said they’d pass it on to the relevant department “who may ring you for more info”, which quite predictably never happened. They fobbed me off by suggesting I ring the Charities Commission, which I did, but they could only confirm that is not a registered charity, although they did say “there was an appeal going through”.

    I checked the registered collector, Intersecond Ltd, at Company House, and their registered address is on the third floor of a prestigious address – New Bond Street in the Mayfair district of London. Googling the address, 13/14, reveals that a couple of jewellers are also resident in that building. Somehow I cannot see a company registered as a Clothing Wholesalers needing to operate from such an expensive rental, but I’m sure they will think it sounds impressive.

    Unfortunately I did not see any collector/vehicle while I was in, or I would have rang the Police with the reg number. The flyer must have been delivered late at night too, I’d picked up a freesheet out of my front porch at 10:30pm on a Friday night and the flyer wasn’t there then, but it was under Saturday morning’s newspaper delivery – I mention this because obviously it sugegsts they deliver the flyers after dark so there’s few witnesses/possible altercations.

  42. Hi I am in Limerick and I can safely say I get at least two of these fraudulent flyers every week it is so frustrating. The flyers are always on the mat when I get up at 7:30 so what the heck time are they delivered – suspicious in its self.
    Just got a green and white one USED, UNWANTED SPARE CLOTHES COLLECTION which has reg number 5655565A but not a charity reg number so I assume it is once again a scam.

    The annoying thing is now I have two bags of goodish clothes to pass on but all the collections are scams, we never seem to have collections from the original trust worthy charities any more.

  43. we got the “donotdelay” fliers last week and some people on the road put bags out. but a few days later the arseholes collectin the bags dumped their van around the corner, took the bags out and just put them in aother van and left! few days later they came back from the wheels, police have been called and still havent done anythin, the van is still sittin around there, and they had the cheek to post more stickers this mornin. scumbags!

  44. Hi guys.

    Seems the clothing collection scam is kicking off again here in Bray County Wicklow Ireland.

    Got a leaflet morning (Wed May 30th) appealing for clothing and textiles.

    I left out some stuff with the idea of seeing who turns up and how much they can tell me about the good work they are doing – once I’ve got some discreet snaps with my Nikon telephoto.

    This time they are calling themselves ‘Christian Charities Used Clothing Collection Programme’.

    Hope this is of help.


  45. I am receiving this type of layout collection notes every 4-6 weeks with a diffrent company no and web address
    I think they are a scam, if you want to donate use the local charity shops.

  46. Excellent article. These sods, or at least some likeminded scum are doing the same thing in Cork. It started about a year back and I see at least 1-2 new stickers through my door each week.

    I spoke to the garda about it and they didn’t seem very interested. It’s up to me to phone the scammers and do the detective work before they’d get involved.

  47. Just received a flyer entitled “Breast Cancer Awareness, Clothing Appeal, European Bridge of Health Alliance” no name or charity reg number. I googled all text on the flyer but found no references at all on the Internet.
    On the flyer is a UK telephone number : 0044 7731579127. Collection in the Athlone area (Westmeath) is supposedly on Wednesday 20 June 2007. The flyer was wrapped around two pink collection bags. Printed on these bags it said “Collected by I.C.C. Irish Clothing Collection.

    I saw a white van with (what I think was a Northern Ireland reg).

  48. Received the same flyer and pink bag as the fellow above — I’m in Rathgar, where pickup is to be Thursday, i.e., tomorrow. Was going to donate something to them until I googled ‘European Bridge of Health Alliance’ and found this blog. Thanks for the info. They’ll get nothing from me now.

  49. hi i`ve spent all day yeasterday collecting clothes and find stuff to be able to give to charity,haing a a new born is not a easy task.
    I`ve waited all day for the bags to be collected and nothing happened.Only now I`ve realised is a scum!!
    Now I`m left with bags of clothes and no car to take it to a charity shops


    1. Emanuela, if you can find time while you are out shopping, take a few of your items at a time in a plastic carrier bag to the charity shop.

  50. This news needs to be spread on a broader scale and promote more awareness. This sort of information and research is relatively inaccesible to those without the internet etc.
    The convenience of these operations to people without cars for example, overides second thought to the background of such organisations.
    Can anyone tell me if anything has actually been done against these companies? articles in local newspapers etc? it cant be stopped if people dont know about it.

  51. Holly asks if warnings can be spread wider. I have posted a note in our local parish magazine and asked the publishers of a free magazine to put in a warning.

    I have also put up a poster in the local shop window.

    It may not have a very wide impact on its own but collectievly the message will get through.

    Several County Council websites also have warnings – a Google search on “clothing collectionn scams” bring up items such as.

    Don’t rely on the authorities to do anything – they are unlikely to get any convictions even after a lot of effort in catching them.

    Blogs like these I think are surprisingly effective.


  52. “Unwanted Clothing Collection” bags.

    Another bogus scam being run by Lituainians in a Renualt Master van reg no BHH 637

    Have reported them to our local Bobby.

  53. I’ve got the same registered company number for donotdelay, this time under the name of ‘Intersecond Ltd.’ A so-called, authorised stock collector – blimey, they’re cheeky!

  54. wandsworth oasis trading company limited, what has happened to it. have they been caught out for the scamming, it seems so…

  55. Clondalkin area – spotted a battered white van reg V516 LOW driving around suspiciously this morning. Stopped to watch them. They stopped suddenly – a guy jumped out and ran into the front garden of a house grabbed a bag and ran back out to the van. This does not strike me as the behaviour of someone collecting legitimately. I think a flyer came in a couple of days ago so I must check what it was for. I glanced at it briefly and noted that it had a telephone number starting with 077, so assumed that it was a fake.

  56. Received the Do Not Delay leaflet today in Lisburn, near Belfast. Phone number quoted is 02830849971, company name Intersecond Ltd, quoting a Donotdelay e-mail address. Just started to fill the bag and then got a bit suspicious so checked it out on-line and found this site. Now I’ll look to see what alternatives I can put in there instead. Thanks.

  57. A lot of there scammers in ireland take the clothes and will ship them to poland to sell. usually dey will say collection starts at 8 and the numbers are always dead ends! DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!!!!!!!!

  58. i think if people want to donate so who metter where clothing goes, me myself when my house clean of old ones im much more happy


    1. John, your breeding is showing, be careful your thoughtless stupid remarks leave you exposed as dumb and uncaring.

  59. every second week these leaflets are dropped off in Mullingar , no bags anymore . The collectors never come back on the allocated day so whoever calls first could get 2 or 3 bags regardless of sticker, at the mo the most pop sticker is just a red one with pic of red jacket on it and heading unwanted clothes collection.

  60. do not delay have hit scotland ,flyer arrived tue for collection thur.the wife had a bag filled with newish clothes as the mother in law had just recovered from breast cancer but i thought i better check it out first .total scumbags .keep up the good work

  61. Dear Good Friend.

    I greet you in the name of the Lord.

    I am Mrs.Gloria Joseph from Solomon Islands. I am married to Mr. Prince Joseph who worked with our Embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died on the 15th August 2006. We were married for eleven years without a child.

    gloria joseph.

  62. These guys are at it now in Dun Laoghaire and all round Dublin, Ireland. They are members of the travelling community and Polish or other accent of eastern europeans.( i am not pre judging…i deal with both on a nearly day to day basis) I have reported them but the police have to catch them then they can only warn them… What is wrong with society? The leaflet says christian charities and has a charity number. I checked it and it is fake….it even has a prayer on the leaflet. These guys are pros and they make tens of thousand of euros/ pounds by selling these brand names on ebay and exporting the rest for sale in poorer countries. Do your bit and spread the word.

  63. Just received two different sticker leaflets in the door, interestingly enough although it looks like two different charities looking for clothes, the Reg. No. is 292007 on both stickers and the email address is also on both. One sticker advises that they support Children’s Foster home Organization No. 195220531 and the other states that the clothes “will be sent to the Ukraine, Africa and some other countries…”. Surely a real charity would not have two different leaflets?

    As a rule, I normally throw these stickers in the bin if I don’t recognise the charity and especially if there is no landline on the sticker. In my area, (Dublin 13) we seem to get these stickers in every week!

    1. Kingsize, a friendly warning, these scumbags are violent criminals and have slashed the tyres of genuine charity collectors. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were to tip the trash you left them over your front garden in revenge.

  64. With the 70s and 80s back in style, I just loving vintage clothing from the thrift shops. You can find designers like Chanel and Armani for cheap there. Ebay is great too!

  65. Just to let you know got one in the door Sunday 3rd Feb 2008 for collection Tuesday. Why are the Guards not on this if they collect on specific day ????? makes me wonder how I keep from going under.

  66. Thanks! Just got a flyer through the letterbox, the grammar was dodgy, so I thought, let’s Googgle them. Thanks for your work on this issue.

  67. Dirty Red LDV transit registration number: BX51 TOJ delivering pink ‘Do Not Delay’ fliers from a company called ‘intersecond’ in Lisburn area, County Down. There was half a dozen travellers in this vehicle and I believe your home may at risk of theft/burglary when these people are looking in through windows and around your property.

  68. Just recieved a flyer UGANDAN CLOTHING COLLECTION. Its bigger than usual ones and is pink. There is no phone number, no charity number or registartion number of any description so I guess it’s yet another fake. I recieve a few fylyers every weeks but what I have also noticed is that it is the same white van with small sign on the sign that collects no matter how different the flyers may seem.

  69. I gave a bag of used clothes away, but the company didn’t even claim to be a charity. No problem with me – they’re recyling and employing people.

    It’s not expensive for anyone to print their own leaflets though…

  70. do not delay came to Nelson and Colne areas of lancashire a couple of months ago,and they keep coming every three to four weeks.
    i have notified the police to the scam and still waiting for something to be done about these scumbags.
    dont leave any bags out for them and dont let them near your house,these people are travellers
    (gypsies)and given half a chance would rob you and think nothing of it.
    its about time these lowlives got prosecuted.

  71. They’re in South Dublin today – white van, northern reg. 3 lads posting leaflets. Text reads:
    “Please donate for breast cancer prevenstion. If we are able to diagnose breast cancer early enough, we may be able to save women’s lives, Please help by donating any type of ladies, gents and childrens clothes & shoes.”

    That is really sick, to think that they are selling them on ebay instead.

    This phone is 086 326 8717

    1. What really amuses me is that several of these scam flyers actually ask for donations of cosmetics!!! Do people on starvation diets really use second-hand lipsticks and perfumes??

      This alone highlights the fact that they are bogus scammers.

  72. are distributing bags in Barnstaple, supposedly for breast cancer prevention program. Glad I googled them first and found this site

  73. hi,yuo think that yuo know abaut this job somethink,yuo dont know.its a hard job,its helps people in lithuania and ukrain.these contrys haves so much second hand shops that yuo cant imagine.people need these clothes,and you have it,please help them.nometter what they writting in leaflets but these clothes do good for more people.i know becouse i am from lithuania.

    1. Nesta,

      You have missed the point. Our charities are being robbed of two million pounds a year, because the cash is being siphoned off into the pockets of organised criminal gangs who use violence to thwart well-meaning GENUINE charity collectors.
      So your cheap coat is depriving the NHS of funds to pay the wages of nurses caring for terminally ill patients.

      Now do you get it?

  74. hi nesta,re your comment,yes the clothes are needed in some of these countries,but the bottom line is that the irish travellers and lithuanian mobsters are the criminals behind
    the do not delay organisation.
    the clothes they collect end up in car boot sales or sold on ebay for profit,very large profit i might add,they keep the money for themselves.
    what i find even more offensive and digusting is
    the fact they use breast cancer as the selling factor of this SCAM,i lost my mother to breast cancer.
    these scumbags dont give a damn about the people in need in any country,all they care about is making money,tax free money,they make no
    contribution to society at all, they are total parasites.

  75. Hi tony,i agry with yuo that they lieing abaut the cancer, or for chernobyl charity,that they bring here children.I know that some people who collecting clothes are not bad,a lot off clothes goses to lores and going to ukraina and lithuania,here they sold clothes for second hand shops.Its the job like every jobs.People paying for vans,diesel,leaflets,paying money for people who working,they rent the houses,buing food,they clean yuor houses,and everything doing in yuor lithuania nobady collecting,people is too por.they going to second hand shops to buy clothes.just go to deveti and you will see how much companys in lihuania bying clothes from ireland and another countrys.

  76. Hi There.

    I just have got this leaflet through my letterbox and I know its a scam. I tried searching for the Reg No 4922754G but of course it was not found on the search sites.
    Also there are some spelling mistakes on the sticker…”all clothing is a collection firm who prowide people in eastern european countries with clothes for their families they can afford…!!! well then why are they collecting??? I have have advised my generous neighbours not to leave out any bags for collection.
    We have to be wise to these scammers who are robbing us of our trust and generosity in society.

  77. We got a leaflet and bag through our door early this morning (Dublin 17) from “Irish Clothing Collection Progamme”, allegedly collectiong for “poor people in Africa” Company reg number on the end is 385362 and mobile number is 085 120 4935. They even ask on the leaflet “Please try and fill your bag”. Needless to say, I don’t believe it to be a real collection and it’s going straight into the green bin for recycling.

  78. they now have a new leaflet calling themselves sch collections,third world clothing collection,company reg no,’s the same scumbags as before.
    i believe they are about to hit scotland once again.

  79. Ormeau Road area, Belfast
    DO NOT DELAY flyer came through letterbox at 6:30AM today, Mon 18th August.
    Collection day: Wednesday.

    Company name: ATHLAIMHE LIMITED
    Company No. 01 646 1625
    T: 0863 268717

  80. Yes I received a plastic bag with DO NOT DELAY! in large font. delivered to me on Monday for Tuesday collection. Thanks for your help, I found this page very informative and will fill this bag and bring it down to the local irish wheelchair charity shop.

  81. Irish christianity programme for africa dropping leaflets in south county carlow. Collecting on mon 24th aug. No charity reg no or authorisiation on tag. Phone no’s 9am to 12pm 01 443742 086 5521496.

    UNIT 6
    United Kingdom
    BT35 8SU

    is another address for the Donotdelay crowd. Thats right on the border in the countryside, sounds about right.
    I got a flyer that gave the compnay name Athlaimhe Ltd with a fake company reg no. they have an address ATHLAIMHE LIMITED
    UNIT 20
    Interestingly Intersecon and Athlaimhe ltd have a guy called RAIMONDAS BIGUZAS or BIQUZAS as a director/owner. For Athlaimhe he has a home address as Drogheda co Louth but for Intersecond he has an address in Essex, but its the same date of birth for both companies, so def the same bloke. Their website admits theyre not a charity but htat they are linked to Azzara who are a reg charity in Lithuania, but not sure how to verify that tho.

  83. Recieved a sticker today in Hillsborough outside Lisburn – same outfit – I now only give in at charity shops where i know that most of funds raised will go where its needed – these people are nothing short of criminals , stealing from those in greatest of need

  84. Is “African Children in Need” “For beg (stet) collection information call us on 0871 700 057” another bogus charity. (Delivered Terenure Dublin 6W Friday ? Saturday 5 or 6th Sept 2008?

  85. Hi there,

    am glad I googled and found this site. I got a pink bag from the European Bridge of Health Alliance just this morning and was going to get rid of two or three bags of clothes that we had got ready for charity shops. That’s handy I thought. I decided to google as it wasn’t the Irish Cancer Society which I would have expected. So thanks for posting about this. I would have been disgusted to give clothes to a bunch of thieves and crooks. I lost my mother to breast cancer too and it is actually Breast Cancer Awareness later this month so it’s particularly disgusting to have crooks going around on the grab, using Breast Cancer as a tool of making more money for themselves instead of earning much needed funds for St Lukes and other cancer hospices and hospitals. How low can people go…

  86. The Gangsters Intersecond Ltd aka are back in Swords North Dublin today. Thanks for your useful information which sends warning signals to any googling Intersecond Ltd. You may not be aware that the local Irish police give these gangsters ‘free rein. Details of leaflet and bag were not even recorded when I reported them at the local garda station.

  87. I don’t believe that anyone in authority takes these scams seriously – not even trading standards -certainly not the police nor even the Charity commission…

    as an example we have even had one organisaztion with a registed charity that is supposed to be “under investigation” and has been for the last two years – no accounts submitted – nothing – and with a really obviously fraudulent purpose (ie to help everyone anywhere in the world etc etc). However this so-called charity remains on the Charity commission register gaining “credibility” from this official listing. The Charity Commission don’t even bother to reply to queries even though the queries are lodged via their official complaints system. These collection people have also been reported as stealing clothes left out for proper organisations and even taking milk money from doorsteps.

    There is only one answer – takes clothes directly to charity shops when they are open to accept them.

  88. these scumbags appear all over the british isles, i have informed the police and the local council over the last two years and nothing ever seems to be done about them.
    i am going to contact my local MP regarding lacl of action by the authorities, this kind of action generally forces the police ect to take action because suddenly someone in high places starts kicking arses. might i suggest to everyone using this site to do the same
    irrespective of country and maybe, just maybe something WILL be done
    about these criminals.

  89. I have just received a ‘donotdelay’ collection bag and decided to check it out!! Thank goodness I did as I would have put a load out for them. WHY DO THESE PEOPLE DO THIS? It’s immoral and takes away from the genuine charities… they are sad, sick in the head people!!

    1. well as i have seen everyone puts loads in like you was about to wice would have been a really yousfull thing to do, really it is true dont you worry , why should people waist there time even doing this if it was fake i mean seriously

  90. I got one in the letterbox this morning in Dundalk. It was pure chance I checked it out as I’d a bag ready for VdeP. Thanks for info.

  91. Hi there.I was so glad to find your website today after I had reservations about a company calling themselves Sure enough their name appeared and the info was very useful. I phoned the local council and they are now looking into this companies operation within Lincolnshire. I raise money for charity and it makes me sick to the stomach to see fly by nights such as these exploit the sick and needy in such a low way.good on you for setting up this fantastic website 🙂

  92. The people behind these are pure vermin. None of the authorities seem to be interested. The guards / TD’s / Government. At this stage of the game the only way to stop them would be a return to street justice and get a few burly lads to tie them up in the back of their own van and bring them off to a nice country lane and knock 7 shades of siucra out of them. Thats how strongly I feel about it.

  93. I get so many of these through my door – you wouldn’t believe. I only decided to check this one out after 1 shoe (which was being left to dry out) went missing from my drive-way …. I saw that the day of collection for ‘Do Not’ was that very same day the (very expensive) shoe went missing…..coincidence?!

    It was nowhere near the street / my front door OR even in he bag they provided!!! But why one shoe?!

    I am so angry – They are not only low life people that don’t bother getting a legitimate job like the rest of us hard working people, they are also THIEVES!!!!

    Make sure you keep a note of their collection days, Don’t leave anything in site!

  94. I’m in Limerick. Just got a bright yellow sticker Export Clothes Collection Company Reg No. 292007. They are even looking for perfume, do they thing we are complete fools. Oh by the way the heading on the sticker is ” A real Christian indeed will share with those, who are in need”

    I am assuming its a fake, at this stage I think all stickers that come are fake as none of the legitimate charities seem to send out flyer’s or bags any more.

    1. I am in Shannon and have an identical sticker for collection on Wednesday.
      We have an average of two a week of these and similar (probably the same crowd) using a variety of styles and colours.
      I put out a bag loaded with old (only fit for a bonfire) cushions to test them. They collected them in the usual white van and drove off but they obviously have someone in the back checking the contents as the bag was returned to my doorstep a short time after ! !

  95. i have today received a flyer from shc collections reg 06437255 asking for clothing and unwanted items. dont know much about the company but a google search is telling me its a scam.

  96. my aunt lives in newry beside a family who is the manager of intersecond in newry city .he drives a new bmw just out of the show room while he is on family credit (even know he paid cash for the vechile.)he is from lithuaina taking hand outs from the mouth of local people while ripping of local charities and making a fortune and paying limited tax personally and by his boss in lithuania. pure black market tax man take note will report his name ,car reg,and address to the media when comfirmed ,soon.

    1. You should report this scumbag to HMRC and DWP so they can start filming his movements and stop him claiming taxpayers money.

  97. these people are collecting in portadown today i give them about 20 bags when they collected the bags they could not speak any english.i then looked up this website but it was to late ,wish i seen this site before i bmw moneybags rot in hell,your time will cant con the irish forever.


  99. Such people have been on the go for about 5 years in South London. Last week was a new low – four leaflets in five days. Presumably they think people here wear clothes once then throw them away!

    I used to be annoyed by my father, who refused to give to charities and smashed or tore apart anything even remotely capable of resale before putting it in the bin. Perhaps he had a point after all …

  100. I live in Dublin 9. I currently have three different flyers all claiming to be legitimate charities. They all have a different name, but the same contact email address:

    1. Yellow Sticker with a small picture of Santa Claus on the top right corner
    NAME: Clothing Collection
    “We support Children’s cheltered housing. Organization number 195220531.”
    Export Clothes Collection.
    Company Reg. No. 292007

    2. Purple/Pink Sticker with a large picture of a 2 yr old girl with dark hair
    “…A real Christian indeed will share with those who are in need.”
    “We support Children’s Foster home. Organization No. 195220531”
    Export Clothes Collection.
    Company Reg. No. 292007

    3. Bright Pink sticker with a green cornered edge.
    Name: Third World Clothing Collection
    “Export Clothing Collection is a collection company who provides people
    in third world countries with clothes for their families at a price they can
    afford. It provides jobs in third world countries sorting the clothing for
    Export Clothes Collection.
    Company Reg. No. 292007

    They all claim to support different causes. It’s so frustrating because I have two bags
    of clothes, books and toys to donate but these all seem to be scams. I’m going to go
    drop the bags directly to Mrs. Quin’s charity shop or the Mater Hospital charity shop,
    both on Dorset Street.

    1. I had the same sticker thrown through door 2 days agao and had a very expensive item taken from my door step -I hadn’t even put a bag out to be collected – I’ve sent an email to but surprise surprise I didn’t get any response – This has been reported to the gardai.

  101. hey lads just got one of those flyiers in wexford .company reg 2184994a mobile +353 0862278655 guess what they dont answer. blue stick on tag with shamrocks in black around says please help to make a better life for those who are in need. yah right. i will be delivering to the local charity shop at least we know were it goes. will be back in touch as soon as i contact local autorites.

  102. “Do not delay” have today dropped plastic collection bags in Warwick for collection on Thursday. I was minded to fill it up as I am sure many will as it is post Christmas and many people would have had a clear out like myself. However, noting that the company Intersecond Ltd is itself not a charity and they are collecting for a charity in Lithuania it raised suspicions. I have come across your site and very pleased I did. In light of all the comments I have read, I will alert the local council but not sure if there is anything they can do about it.

  103. Unbelievable – I have been getting these through the door for ages and in the beginning actually left some clothes out. I am so angry that these people are operating like this. I received a Second Hand Rose label today and did some research. The company has two directors, both Lithuanian with an address in Clonsilla. I think that the only way to stop these guys is to beat them at their own game.

    I guarantee if you printed up a simple flyer – saying “DO NOT PUT OUT CLOTHES IN ANY BAGS HANDED THROUGH YOUR DOOR UNLESS THEY ARE A CHARITY YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH AND HAVE A CHARITY SHOP ADDRESS. This is a scam and nearly all of these bags are being delivered by Eastern European fraudsters, who are actually selling your clothes both here and abroad. None of these clothes are being donated to underprivileged children.”

    and put this in every door in your neighbourhood, this would completely eradicate this criminal activity. No matter how many of these bags came in afterwards, I bet you noone would donate to them (unless they were a charity they were familiar with).

    If everyone did this in their own area, I guarantee you this practice could be wiped out in nearly no time.

    Thoughts anyone?

    1. What a wonderful idea, if only it were true. However some people such as the elderly or frail, without transport, will find it easier to dump a bag at the front gate, rather than take it to the local charity shop.

  104. I’ve just had this bag thing come through my letterbox. I got caught out once before and had other stuff nicked from my doorstep on the same day – coincidence?? I ignore them all now but for a laugh I thought I’d check this one. It’s travelled to just outside Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. “Do not delay” it says for breast cancer. Haven’t decided if I’m going to send it to the council or trading standards but it’s going to one of them.

  105. Now they are going around Cambridge. A ‘Do Not Delay’ bag just posted through my door complete with pink ribbon logo. Was suspicious of no UK registered charity number printed on the bag so Googled them. Thanks for posting this and making the situation clear, I will only donate directly to charity shops.

    1. please dont do it directly to the charity shopsall they will do is throw it out if its no use and if you do it to do not delay it is safe it goes directly to the ones who need it whice the do not delay bags please listen and read what i have wrote it will help you

  106. Hi all, I came across this site whilst entering a search for authentic registered Irish charities. I felt compelled to write with the following.Im based in Co.Meath and every single week, sometimes daily, I receive stickers through the door soliciting clothes etc for charities, despite having a clear sign on my leterbox stating “Post Only,no flyiers”. We left a bag of clothes out once or twice and noticed it was the same person collecting despite the flyiers supposedly being from different charities. We stopped donating shortly afterwards. The following are the most recent list of stickers/leaflets Ive received:
    1. CLOTHING COLLECTION (Export Clothes Collection Reg no.292007. Organization no.195220531. “We support childrens sheltered housing”)
    2. CLOTHES COLLECTION (Export Clothes Collection Reg no. 292007.) This time they’ve changed from charity to sporting a recycling logo instead of citing charity and the sticker has been laid out differently. Same company as no.1 above.
    3. UKRAINIAN APPEAL (C-Y Reg No.391493 (R.o.I) SC 309637.”Help us to provide aid and affordable clothing for a sustainable future”)
    4. CLOTHING COLLECTION (All clothing Reg No.4922754G, Tel No.085 1097153. “Your unwanted used clothes could really be benefit to someone.All clothing is a collection firm who prowide people in Eastern Countries with clothes for their families they can afford we provide business for transport companies. We provide.”)
    5. THIRD WORLD CLOTHING COLLECTION (Export Clothes Collection Reg No.292007. ) This is the same reg no as Nos. 1+2 above.
    6. EXPORT CLOTHES COLLECTION (Reg No. 292007. “We support Childrens foster home.Organisation No.195220531. A real Christian indeed will share with those who are in need.”)Same reg as above.
    7. BELARUSSIAN CHERNOBYL CHILDRENS CHARITY (Charity Ref No. XR36584. Ph 01 45878948 or 028 90 826075. “BCCC is a voluntary HANDS ON CHARITY which work includes an Annual Childresn Recuperative Holiday Programme as well as sending humanitarian aid to the village of Babunishi”.)
    8. BELARUSSIAN CHERNOBYL CHILDRENS CHARITY & JSD LIMITED (JSD Contact No. 028 90826075. JSD (NI) Ltd. ROI 045 878948. Charity Ref No.XR36584. “Door to door collection appeal on behalf of Belarussian Chernobyl Childrens Charity”.) This sticker had a recycling logo in addition to the charities logo. Apparently JSD are based in Co.Down and recycle old clothing.
    9. AFRICAN CHILDREN IN NEED (Ph 0851 700 057. “We urgently need your help to support children. Please help to save a life today”.) This sticker had no reg charity no at all.
    10. AFRICAN CLOTHING PROGRAMME FOR PROJECT AFRICA (Tel 0145878948. “Project AFRICA is at the moment working in Rwanda and depends on charitable donations from householders like yourself. We wish to ease the burdon of life for people of undeveloped countries of Africa. our longterm objectives include setting up SELF HELP stations to educate the people of Africa in farming and self trading.”
    11. CANCER CURE-CONTROL-CARE (“All clothing donated will be sent to undeveloped countries.”) No other info on the leaflet.

    And thats it so far. Im guessing most of the above are not charities at all or that they even help with any of the crap written on their stickers.

  107. Hi
    Can you confirm I’m still a little lost. I received a plastic bag from the do not delay crowd. I left clothes out for these before as I visited their website. I emailed them this time as there wasnt a collection on fri as it said. A red van has just been and i questioned the man in it . I asked to see his leaflets and he brought out 3 different stickers including a do not delay STICKER whereas i got the bag. Is this crown FAKE.

    1. ok ok ive just read more and i now know its a scam
      How much it it costing these people to have the bags printed up and stuff. Must be big money being made.

  108. I’ve been receiving these flyers about once a week. the latest once cites Transform Africa as the charity (I think the charity is legitimate) and company making it seem like they are also a charity (New Silvertex) lists a mobile phone number of 075 299 384 77

    “all donated items are re-used or re-cycled to raise money for poor people in Sierra Leon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other deprived areas of Africa. Thanks…from Transform Africa in conjuction with New Silvertex”

    the clothing company, however, has a proper looking website with photos (most of the other clothing scammers have just a non-working mobile phone number

  109. Hi people i was working in one these factories and i now that this clothes is going tru to afrika,poland and many others countries.This (businessman’s) is making many many many money.Example Mr Henry Alinta from northern ireland make couple milions pounds…People what do you think about it?

  110. hi guys. my family was woke up at 6.30am today by a loud noise outside. when my dad went downstairs, he saw a ‘so called’ charity flyer that is a sticker, with the name ”clothing collection”, saying that they urgently need clothing etc. it says that they support childrens cheltered housing. (cheltered is spelt like this on the flyer, i think it must mean sheltered to those fluent in english)
    it has also got a organisation number; 195220531, a reg no;292007, and a email the flyer is yellow with red and black writing.

    I live on the rathfriland road in newry, northern ireland.

    I am glad I found this website cause obviously this scam is in my area now. the spelling mistake prompted me to google this flyer then I came accross this website. the fact that the flyers were put out so early in the morning makes me suspicious, plus the fact it was still a bit dark at that time.

    I will not be leaving anything out for these tramps.

    I will support my local cahrities as i always do, eg local hospice and st vincent de paul, as you can see a difference.

  111. Re: coltette’s post from 2008. The same scamsters are at it again in Dublin under a different name but same details: 385362 mobile no: 0851204935

    1. I just got a sticker through the door this morning for Irish Christianity programme Africa appeal.. Same reg and mobile number you quoted. I get about 2 a week and ignore them all. They are always put through the letterbox between 5 and 6 am.. Utter thieves.

  112. had their stickers stuck to my door last week and destroyed it now needs repainting. I dont know how they are getting away with this but if they come near my property again Im taking action.

  113. Tallaght today 6 oct 2009 yellow sticker oval world logo says CLOTHINIG COLLECTION.

    I am sick of all these people putting this stuff in my letter box.
    I even have a note on the door NO JUNK MAIL.

  114. I’m a journalist in Belfast tracking one of these outlets and I’d like to hear from anyone with direct info about the Tallaght-based outlet and it’s Newry subsidiaries, calling themselves Euro-African Textiles Recycling Ltd and Aligreen Recyling.

    Any tips on this outfit around the border will be gratefully appreciated.

    As a pointer for yourself, Donncha, I would point out that while the outlet with the UK number is technically a UK line, it is a bit inconsiderate to say ‘which is a UK number and not exactly encouraging for an Irish person.’

    To paraphrase Mr Heaney, my passport’s green. (Well, Euro-purple, but you get my point). Good, good blog tho. I’m grateful for the info available above and will treat any info given to me in total confidence. I have been threatened by one of the operators already so I know it’s a big business, with serious bottom lines. People will perhaps be surprised at the profits these chisellers are making.

  115. I live in England and get these “Do Not Delay” bags, amongst various others, through my door all the time.

    I realised long ago they are not a real charity because they don’t display a registered charity number. However, on the bag I received this morning they claim they donate £3k a month to a Lithuanian charity, which is most likely a lie.

      1. Hi Kae, Hmmm, if you google for email address, its some how connected to DO NOT DELAY again… Well clothingcollection in my opinion the same think as DO NOT DELAY. Best solution to check if the collection is genuine, to contact local council who is responsible for door to door collection licensing. If not licensed, call council or police.

        1. insider – I don’t think they’re connected. “Do not delay” appear to be a legitimate charity in Lithuania but I still recommend giving to registered charities in your own country rather than one that isn’t.

          1. It is a misconception that most of the clothes collections are done by charities. Many of them “subcontract” to commercial organisations. The infrastructure required to produce the bags, distribute them, collect the filled bags and then dispose of the contents is simply not within the remit of desire of most charities. There is nothing wrong with companies such as Intersecond acting on behalf of charities and not having a chritable number themselves, so long as they are properly licenced and regulated. What is far more remarkable is when a charity DOES actually perfom these functions themselves. Many of he reputable companies specify on the bags what proportion of the proceeds is donated to charity. Intersecond do also act for atleast one British charity. Unfortunatey, being foreign and a company, they do get discriminated against. It is hard to differentiate between legitimate collection organisations and crooks but in the main, companies which seek licences from Councils – even if they are refused by some Councils, also open their doors to Trading Standards and a regimen of other Government bodies who watch and regulate anyone raising money in the name of charities and are trying very hard to do the right thing, are bona fides. I flew to Belfast to meet Intersecond to do business with them. Do Not Delay said no to my proposal and the British charity said yes. I think that Do Not Delay were sceptical……..

    1. I received a pink breast cancer through my door on Monday. I went through my kids wardrobe and put really expensive clothing (practically new which they had grown out of) in the bag thinking they were genuine. How stupid are these idiots who actually put contact details of your site on the envelope. When I read this page, I went straight out the door and brought the bag in and seen my neighbour had the pink bag out also and told her they were scams. I also rang a few friends to warn them. We have an awful lot of families in Ireland who cannot afford new clothes etc. When the other bags come through the door, I always ring the telephone number to see if they are genuine and the number is always engaged or not answered. I don’t even trust the local charity shops in the area which i won’t name!!! I brought a bag to the local charity shop and watched the staff put the cheapest clothes on hangers but did’nt put the really good clothes on display. I’m keeping any charity clothes now and then pass them on to friends to keep for their kids when they are older. I don’t trust any of them. Scum, most of them (except SVP and Bernados). Lucan.Co. Dublin

  116. These “Do not Delay” vans has a base in a storage company in Bourton-on-Dunsmore near Rugby. I’ve seen van load of collected cloth bags being off loaded from vans and transferred to full size 40Ft lorries with European Registrations on. All staffs are Eastern European.

  117. Hi,
    Does anyone have a contact number for this so called company “Export Clothes Collection, co.reg no.292007” As we are sick of been woke up as EARLY AS 4am!!! Its getting to be a little bit too much now. Its bad enough, that its all a scam and then to be woken at crazy hours of the morning with a days work ahead of you. It would be much appreciated if anyone has a contact number.

  118. These scumbags leave 3 flyers a week in balbriggan, they deliver them at 5:30am the day before the ”collection”

    Reg no 9027839. Ph – 0862404225

  119. I don’t understand why is there such a fuss if someone is collecting charity for Lithuania and not for UK or Ireland there? “Do not delay” is 4th best known project in Lithuania. It has done outstanding things and really well known people are responsible for it. And in fact they do receive money from Intersecond. Try googling lithuanian version of this project “Nedelsk” and you’ll what it is. And just because you don’t feel like giving clothes or money for foreign org. so don’t, but there’s no need confusing others…

  120. Got this flyer though my door today – glad I checked it out now – had a feeling it was a bit dodgey! Thanks for the tip-off guys!! I live in Buncrana, Co. Donegal – these people are obviously at this for quite a while….

    Yellow Sticker
    NAME: Clothing Collection
    “We support Children’s cheltered housing. Organization number 195220531.”
    Export Clothes Collection.
    Company Reg. No. 292007

  121. We got two flyers in the door, they say “Clothing collection”. It says it is for third world countries, but there is no charity number. Only company registration number and a mobile number. There is a picture of a clown on one, and birds on the other. Does not seem like a proper charity…

  122. Currently receiving a flyer ” Irish Clothing Collection Appeal” every other day in west Dublin apparently they are not even Irish but organised criminals from Eastern Europe. What are the Guards doing? yeah you guessed right nothing sure isn’t Ireland the home for organised crime nowadays. Only way to stop these people is to stop giving they’ll soon give up if they don’t collect anything.

  123. Currently receiving a flyer ” Irish Clothing Collection Appeal” every other day in west Dublin apparently they are not even Irish but organised criminals from eastern Europe. What are the Guards doing? yeah you guessed right nothing sure isn’t Ireland the home for organised crime nowadays. Only way to stop these people is to stop giving they’ll soon give up if they don’t collect anything.

  124. hi i recieved a sticker for a bag toady just called clothing collection , at 5.30am i was asleep then heard the dogs barking and footsteps outside, i live in the country and let me tell you it gave me quite a fright, on their flyer it says all vans are clearly marked and all collectors wear identification, the van was not marked and the man leaving the leaflet scampered when i turned on the outside lights, this should not be allowed, they were up to no good at that hour of the morning.

  125. Hi Donncha – is rendering as a blank page.

    Whoever’s behind this is still up to it. I got a flyer here with the email address which claimed to be for a company “Exported” with the apparent company reg number 370351 (which actually belongs to a Kerry company named Cois Uisce Management.

    With a little more looking, I found they’re advertising on a Lithuanian jobs website:

    That gives us the mobile number +353857303030 but it also gives us a fax number, +353469091235

  126. They are collecting in Over, Cambs, tomorrow. Probably in surrounding villages such as Longstanton, Willingham, Swavesey too.

  127. I got an orange sticker in the door this morning from another company called Ukrainian, Belarusian Clothing collection Although its not the same registration numbers as listed above its IE6464590R. There is an email on it called If it was a charity that I could help I would but what got me suspicious was it was delivered to my house at 4.35am this morning. It actually woke me up from sleeping, and when I peered out the window there was no van or person in identification clothing as mentioned on the leaflet. I am concerned that they are delivering at that hour of the night

  128. I live in Gorey Wexford and every 2nd day Im getting these ‘charity’ flyers and plastic bags and Im sick of it….I have asked them personally not to post anything in my letterbox, I have posted a ‘no junkmail’ sign, and my partner has waited for them (they always arrive b4 7am) and ‘had words!)…all to no avail…they just ignore us!! My answer is now going to be, leave a note outside thanking them for the ‘free’ rubbish bag as it saves me buying them and on the leaflets I will write that they have been reported to the local council and Gardai!…hope this works… but there are new ones popping up all the time…Thank God for this site so we can tell the difference between bogus and genuine charities!… Dee

  129. latest one going round D3 is ph 040442813 mob 085 726988 email
    email bounces back ph no dont work
    website bad english and bad spelling stupid mistakes.They also offer a charity text!.. Their labels are pink.

  130. hi they have started to lift the bags of clothes that is put out with the black boxes for recycling .they are going round early morning before the ones come to empty the black boxes .

  131. Getting sick of these Stickers coming in the door everyday in Dublin 12.

    This one came today…

    irish christianity programme for africa…
    Phone 01 4443742 (does not work)
    Mobile 086 5521496 (does not work)

    Get them at all hours of the morning…
    No stopping them at all…
    All of this junk through the letterbox needs to be regulated or something…
    No Junk mail sticker is ignored by Neighbours so we are not using one.

  132. Why everyone is so angry, if they want do their business – let them do it, you get a free nice bag every week. Whats the problem…?
    Instead of wasting your time here chatting and if you have nothing to do – you could join your local charities and help homeless people, or people with drugs problems. There are so many other positive things you could do to benefit local community… =(

  133. @Tom – the problem, in case you haven’t actually been reading the comments, is they’re not just collecting clothes. In some cases, they are stealing whatever’s loose.

    It is also possible that they are using these leaflets as a way to find houses where the residents are absent for long periods. I have not seen any news of burglaries yet related to this, but it’s a thought…

    There is also no proof so far that these items of clothing are going where they claim they’re going – they could be going straight up on a rack in some operator’s shop to be sold at top-dollar.

    And the numbers (registration, phone, etc) are so far mostly fake. Not one valid registration number. This says to me that these guys are very very aware that what they’re doing is illegal, and they don’t want to be caught doing it.

    If you’re totally okay with all that, I would guess either you don’t mind your house being used in a nationwide scam, or you’re in on it.

  134. This is a topic close to my heart as my husband is a ‘real’ bag collector for two ‘real’ big named Uk charities. These are two of the most well known charities that have shops in nearly every town in the UK.
    He has been a registered collector for many years, who does this as a job, and he picks up and delivers bags which go directly to the charity shop concerned where the items are sold in the shop.

    Obviously this huge scam being carried out is causing alot of problems to existing charity shops such as these as the donations are down drasticaly. Collectors such as my husband of course are finding it hard too as their wages are calculated on the number of bags they collect.

    If you wish to donate, and also wipe these scammers out, then the best thing to do is (a) as others have said, take your donations directly to your local well known charity shop.
    Or (b) just put your donated clothes in an authentic registered charity bag which you know has a shop in your area, to be collected by an autentic collector.

    From our experience, unless the donations are going straight to a shop, then these bags are most likely to be some sort of money making scam.

    High Street Charity shops are finding it very tough at the moment, so please support them and not your local second hand clothing businessman.

  135. Keep getting these through my letterbox in Tallaght the latest one is “Irish Cristianity Programme for Africa” rang both numbers and they do not exist there is no reg charity number either…I am sick of it every day!! The guy who delivered it through the letterbox looked dodgy as too!!

  136. Just got one in the door in balbriggan from Lucky Day Ltd – as in their lucky day eh. A a bit concerned as the driver seems to be only stopping at our house and putting in our letterbox, also they dont post them just leave them sticking out of the mail box. He then goes back to his blue van Reg 00MH not sure the rest and makes a note of something. We are a little bit worried at this stage because its been happening every 2/3 days only at our house on the street he then gets in the van takes a note and drives out of the estate !!!! whats going on – we have never left anything out, are new to the area and the only house with small children – but how do they know that, it makes me feel a little creeped out to be honest

  137. just got the “Irish Christianity Programme for Africa” one here in Lucan. Almost believed it for a sec as they’re obviously trying a new angle with the church theme (i’ve just returned after a year abroad) but then of course you read down and there’s no VAT number…just phone nrs. If long term residents in this country dont realise these are total scams by now, they must be plain stupid. How many reports have been published in the papers and broadcast on TV/radio at this stage?

    1. Just had these guys in the Athlone Roscommon area.

      Their flyer still has the same phone numbers on it.

      We notified the Gardai who called back within 30 mins to say they had stopped and searched the van and questioned the driver and helper. It seems that they were already known to the Gardai. Not much that the Gardai can do when they are delivering stickers but all reports do help the Gardai to collate information on them, especially in rural areas. So, do what we did and notify all visits by these people to your local Gardai.

  138. I know a fellow who runs this type of scam he is from Lithuania, what he does is he gets one of his workers to draw several sticker designs, then he orders a shit loads of sticker each month. They are rarely the same they write whatever catch lines on them.

    Anyway so this guy has like 12 to 18 old vans, all ensured and taxed, his so called charity business is also registered. He employs his so called mates and his mates offer their mates these positions. For each 1000 stickers one delivers he/she gets payed from 40-60 euros. Cash in hand.

    So the driver and the doorman work together, what ever amount of clothes they get each day gets weighted in. The owner pays from 550-700 euros a tonne, to the people that work for him. Then he exports it to the Polish/Lithuanian region for approx 1200-1500 euros TAX free. The clothes get sorted and then sold at markets and second hand clothes stores for further profit.

    This has gotten so bad lately that these people go after one another beating the shit outch other for these clothing bags. They are becoming territorial like animals do.

    Anyway just a little inside on this if anyone is wondering.

    1. keep it up, how do you know all this? we are going to be researching this type of organisation and would appreciate any more such reliable info. please feel free to email me directly at malaysianqueen91 at yahoo dot com.
      thanks in advance!

      1. Maria this info comes from the people I got to know trough my partner, she used to work for this fellow two years back but not anymore because of the danger this has put her in working early in the morning in the dark. There are stories of leaflet workers getting attacked beaten, belongings taking away from them and even their vans set on fire. Yep too crazy of a job if you ask me, for little to no profit.

        I can see that you are interested in this whole thing but I am afraid I can not go any further than this. If this is important to you, get someone to follow one of these vans around. Eventually they will have to get back to their base to weigh in their collected bags.

        By the way just an add thought, I know that this whole scam is not a right thing to do, but if you look at it from a different prospective good things come out of it too (if not considering the money that these people make for them selfs off, the good of the people who care to support all these charity programs).
        For example the poor over seas now get an opportunity to purchase these secondhand clothes which they can now afford. This is not an excuse I know but hey me I’m just writing down what I know.

  139. devloping world clothing
    unit 5, unit 22,
    duleek business park,
    duleek, co. meath

    director: Donatas Mikalauskas, Tamney, gormanstown, Co.meath
    telephone: 087 1214546 (ring him)

    this man has a Current Waste Collection Permit,also operating in cork

  140. Hi, found this website when searching a company registration no 2184994a, leaftlet entitiled unwanted clothing collection. About twenty black bags filled with various items including household rubbish, clothes, ornaments, broken toys and people’s personal items/documents where dumped on our land week ending the 21/08/10. Tracked the person’s whoose documents they were down and she worked for Lisburn District Concil coincidently.

  141. the third flyer wasn’t lying as far as i know. i’m from lithuania and i know that many people live from these clothes here. we buy clothes from the wholesellers who collect them from house to house and then sell them to people in lithuania by kilos. then people here, who usually don’t have another job sell them in markets to others, who couldn’t usually afford new clothing. it’s true, that those people (actually their bosses) who collect bags from door to door make most of the profit, because they are mostly fake charities,they don’t donate much or any, but these clothes really help people here in lithuania. i myself sell these clothes in the markets. my parents buy them from the whole sellers, then my mum sorts them out, some of them are not good enough to be sold, so we give them away to other people who need clothing or who can make other use of them. i have friend who is expecting her second baby now and nor her or her husband have jobs and social support is really little, so i give her bags of clothes for free, and i’m happy i can help, because we have many clothes that we don’t sell. the better clothes my mum washes, sews and irons and then sells. i get the middle quality clothes and also sell them but for lower prices, so many people here benefit from these clothes. the problem is that whole sellers don’t donate much to charities they say they support, that’s why they drive expensive cars and stuff. as the saying goes, money attract and when you get your hands on many off them, you don’t really want to donate much of it. so it’s for you to decide what to do with your clothes 🙂

  142. I have received quite a few of these so-called charity leaflets asking for clothes, furniture, even jewellery. Checked out 2 and found they are fakes. Second-life is one, the other one came up as an electrical firm in Hong Kong! Take your things to a charity shop in your area.
    I am surprised though at the HQ’s of many charities. They have enormous quality buildings in quite expensive areas??? What percentage actually goes to help people? How can they afford to run these premises?

  143. Hi there
    there are a lot of companies in countries like Hungary, Romania, Slovenia that sell clothes donated in UK to charities like cancer research, heart foundation etc. And they are proud to say their merchandise is coming from door to door donations or it’s been directly donated to the charity shops and is top quality! How can we stop it?! I mean they are registered as legal businesses in other EU countries…And what we decide to donate to a specific charity is sold by this chaps with £1-£2 /kilo…

  144. UKRAINIAN APPEAL (C-Y Reg No.391493 (R.o.I) SC 309637.”Help us to provide aid and affordable clothing for a sustainable future”) I GOT THIS LEAFLET THROUGH THE POST TODAY AND GUESS WHAT IVE FILLED THE BAG FULL OF RUBBISH AND DOGS SHITE I.LL GIVE THEM A BIT OF THERE OWN MEDICINE BACK im in dublin

  145. I am so sick of these bags been put through my door. I live up the north of Ireland. first time i did give a large bag of clothing to these people not realising myself, i really could kick myself now for doing it. Just got a new one through the door today claiming to be ‘support to children’ support my @ss. Good job im doing a red out they can get all my old mouldy clothes from the attic, that will fix them 😆 😆

  146. I live in Dunfermline Scotland and have just had a sticker for Ukranian Appeal second Life C-Y reg . No 391493 (R.o.I) SC 309637 wanting me to a fill a bag of clothing, I think they are now operating in Scotland. I never give anything that is collected, I usually put them into the Salvation Army or a local charity shop that way I know I am not lining some crooks pocket.

  147. I note that you have verified the Dochus Nasamu orphanage collection. I just wanted to confirm that I have donated to them many times over the past few years and I also rang and spoke to a very nice lady once when I wanted to confirm a collection time. A number of households in our village donate and I have been told that the parish priest often makes an announcement at church when they are due to visit.
    It really is quite sickening to see people try to make money by masqeurading as a charity. Thank you for taking the time to provide info on these lowlifes.

  148. I am in dublin ireland and i reseved a flyer for clothes collection today, I rang the gards who informed me that there is a loophole in the law where if the people who are responsible for this just donate 1cent to charity thay can not be tuched.The government need to do something about this loophole if it was them who were losing money thay would act very fast…

Leave a Reply