Council issues bogus leaflet warning to Potters Bar residents

RESIDENTS in Potters Bar are being warned to be on the lookout for bogus leaflets put through their door.

The message from Hertsmere Borough Council is not to assume that what the fliers say is true.

Principal licensing officer Phil Andrews said: “The majority of items are genuine, but on occasion companies do not have any authorisation and therefore can operate dishonestly.

“For instance, we are aware of a leaflet which is being distributed throughout the borough which asks for you to ‘donate’ clothes.

“The wording on the leaflet implies it’s for charity but in fact the clothes are being sold for a profit.”

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Anyone collecting money or items door-to-door needs to have a permit from the council.

Charity street collectors also require authorisation.

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If you are unsure about the authenticity of anyone offering services or collecting for charity, call the council on 020 8207 7435 or email

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