Scam involving man pretending to be deaf

A scam involving a man pretending to be deaf is operating in the West Mids, warn police.

The man has been entering businesses such as hotels and funeral homes and presenting staff with a sponsorship form and asking for cash donations.

The form is headed with a blue “Disabled and Deaf” logo. This is not a registered charity.

Unfortunately fake charities such as this try to take advantage of your generosity and compassion for others in need.

Not only do these scams cost you money, they also divert much-needed donations away from legitimate charities and causes.

The scammer has also been using the sponsorship form to cover and then steal mobile phones.

The scam has been reported in Birmingham city centre, Stourbridge, Warley, Great Barr, Digbeth, Halesowen, Pheasey, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, Cradley Heath, Harborne, West Bromwich and Dudley.

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