Also found these sites - intersecond is the main culprit it seems
have a look at this flyer, is this the same scam???
since their mobile number doesn't exist, they don't give a company name and the only reference on google to that registered number is this thread and some romanian website I'm going to go with yes.
I wish I could catch one of them putting one of those leaflets in my letterbox so I could shove it up their hole
The Romanians seem to be at it too .
Its better than their old scam of robbing Enable Ireland clothing banks I suppose .
Not much better mind
I must stress again that the only way to guarantee that the clothes are given to a proper charity is to bring them direct to the charity yourself .
good to see this thread dug up again, Im getting one of these in the door every day . lost count of the times ive seen the collection van on it rounds
stops on the way out of our area at the bottom of the road, gypsy jumps out takes the sign down and drives off again.
I sickens me that people will gladly turn over stuff to the likes of these guys
and either not question their lagitimacy or more likely not care as they are
and easy way to get rid of some clutter and to lazy to actually take it to
a charity shop. which is the reason we are seeing more of these comming in the door not less.
I have a supply of bin-bags courtesy of these scam artists... I get a flyer almost every day and a bin-bag every week!
I notice the neighbours leaving stuff out, a lot of is is not collected... they are picky!
they always put these in my door very late at night or early mornings...every sat morning i get a flyer (which i put in the paper recycling)
makes me wonder what kind of tools they are...do they not think they are overdoing it by dropping flyers EVERY week???
As 10-10-20 says, it's a useful / cheap source of binbags , thats all I use them for.
I was in Prague last week , there are hundreds of second hand clothes shops there , I bet thats where a lot of this ends up.
they come around at about 6.45am every morning in my place, more regularly then the postman tbh.
i have been know on occassion, to hand the stickers straight back to the collectors but it is a great source of cheap bin liners
i have noticed a lot of my neigbours have signs up tell the collector where they can stick their stickers
I've a right pain in my hoop with this carry on I have to say. We got a leaflet put in our door at 4:15am the other day which set the dog off.
For anybody living on their own I would say its very unnerving. My neighbour said they are sleeping on edge (as their car had been broken into / stolen 3 times this year already)and encouraged everybody to ring the local Gardai, which was fair enough in my book. The lad I spoke to was sound but he didnt think there was any law that they could pull them up on, the most they could hope to do was "run them".
We are getting at least one of these leaflets a day, the last straw for me in frustration was the one we got in the door last night which alledges they are collecting on behalf of breast cancer Ireland, they even had the nerve to put the pink ribbon on the bag. SCUM.
On foot of receiving a leaflet claiming to be collecting for some Lithuanian cancer charity recently www.donotdelay.org I wrote to the Irish Cancer Society where they were kind enough to come back to me last night to confirm that they have tried to investigate these collectors with no luck but suffice to say they have not been approved in anyway. Basic rule folks is genuine charities do NOT collect in this way and the random mobile numbers provided merely confirm that these people are bogus and only out for profit.
I really feel for the genuine charities who are missing out due to these con artists. Yes there is govt legislation coming in but I cant see who is going to enforce it or get these scammers off the road
It's all about convenience. I'm sure many people would gladly give their stuff to legitimate collectors it's just that these guys operate on the " fling enough s%$£ at the wall and some will stick" rule. I know Mrs. Josh would gladly give her stuff to legitimate collections and she often does but sometimes when she's clearing out an old cupboard or whatever and one of these bags falls in the letter box it's just too convenient to ignore.
http://www.jsdniltd.com/ - This is the guy organising the vast majority of these collections. His name is Tim Davis .
If you ring him up and tell him you have a van he sells you the fake stickers then buys all the bags of clothing off you when you get it.
Its mostly lithuianians and poles works for him and if they post belarus stickers in your door one week they come back a week later and stick breast cancer or any of his other made up stuff he has.
Its amazing that he can continue to operate as a legitimate business when ALL his supplies are collected by these scumbags in their vans.
I know he also pays them cash mostly so someone should report him.
Very interesting connection there on that website...
It links to http://www.donotdelay.org/ but that page displays a large notice...
FAKE “DO NOT DELAY” COLLECTIONS IN UK.
ALL DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTIONS MADE WITH THE DO NOT DELAY LEAFLETS (STICKERS) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, ARE FAKE. THIS COLLECTION IS ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND IS NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DO NOT DELAY PROJECT AND INTERSECOND LTD.
IN CASE YOU RECEIVE A DO NOT DELAY LEAFLET (STICKER), DO NOT DONATE AND REPORT TO THE LOCAL POLICE IMMEDIATELY.
GENUINE DO NOT DELAY COLLECTIONS ARE RUN WITH PLASTIC BAGS ONLY. ONLY THE DO NOT DELAY PLASTIC BAG GIVEN IS THE EVIDENCE THAT COLLECTION IS LEGAL. ALSO ALL OUR COLLECTORS HAVE THE ID WHICH CONFIRMS THAT A COLLECTOR IS EMPLOYED BY INTERSECOND LTD.