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22-08-2011, 21:19   #136
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They stopped giving free bags, as people were using the bags for rubbish, so they lost money giving out free bags.
Or because as people got wise to the scam they just threw the leaflet and the bag in the bin.

When they distributed bags the leaflet asked that if you had no clothes to donate to just leave the empty bag on the doorstep. Obviously I wasn't the only person who got so sick of the racket that I wouldn't even give them back the bag so I tossed it in the bin.
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Or because as people got wise to the scam they just threw the leaflet and the bag in the bin.

When they distributed bags the leaflet asked that if you had no clothes to donate to just leave the empty bag on the doorstep. Obviously I wasn't the only person who got so sick of the racket that I wouldn't even give them back the bag so I tossed it in the bin.
you threw a perfectly good bag in the bin?
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I got one of these annoying leaflets in my letterbox yesterday, I'm thinking of sticking it to a bag of grass clippings and leaving it out for collection. Has anyone else ever done this? i.e. do they check what's inside before taking it?
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I got one of these annoying leaflets in my letterbox yesterday, I'm thinking of sticking it to a bag of grass clippings and leaving it out for collection. Has anyone else ever done this? i.e. do they check what's inside before taking it?

Oooh let me know if this works! We always fill our brown bin in week one so are constantly on a backlog of cut grass, this could be the answer.....
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I got one of these annoying leaflets in my letterbox yesterday, I'm thinking of sticking it to a bag of grass clippings and leaving it out for collection. Has anyone else ever done this? i.e. do they check what's inside before taking it?
I wouldn't advise this, especially if you're going to leave it on your doorstep.
The 'people' who operate these scams are usually very, very dangerous and I wouldn't want to piss them off. Inform the Gardai and council and chuck the bag in the bin.
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That did occur to me all right, after all they do know where I live!
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Just got this in the door this morning.


Sure smells like a SCAM to me!
There is a lot of info about them here too...
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...d.php?t=418179
Just be careful who you give your old clothes to!
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Clothes Collection by DoNnotDelay Scam

I just received this Sticker in the door this morning in Navan!


Did a bit of digging and yes they are certainly scammers!
You can see more about them here and their UK business here!
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...d.php?t=418179

They are not even a registered charity in Ireland or the UK!
Just bring your used clothes to one of the Charity Shops or give them to the good known collectors like Barnardos, Vincents or Oxfam!
Its a sad world when people will make money out of the poor!
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99% of sticker-only ones are scams.
they used to provide the bag, but obviously too many people were just keeping the bag for it to be profitable for them.
the legit ones, Barnardos and a couple of others with always provide a bag.
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