We are aware that our supporters are often targeted by people trying to scam money and details
You could be contacted though social media or over the phone.
Please let us know if anyone suspicious contacts you, either by email, on social media or door-to-door solicitation, claiming to be from Action on Hearing Loss or RNID asking for your details.
Below is a list of the current scams we are aware of:
"Empowerment bonus allowance"
A man named Kevin McCarthy ( using various other names as well) has been contacting people stating he is working with the government and Action on Hearing Loss to help people collect their ‘empowerment bonus allowance.’ He uses the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
This is a scam and is not from us. Please do not give any personal information nor money to this man.
We have been informed that people are being approached in the Chelmsford area by street collectors who say they are from RNID.
This is a scam and these collectors are not our official fundraisers. For details of official collections, please see this page: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/donate/face-to-face-fundraising.aspx
Someone has been contacting people on Facebook claiming they may be entitled to a £250,000 cash prize from RNID. They are asking people to contact a man named Wayne Reynolds, who they falsely claim works for RNID, to get the prize, either via Facebook or using the email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a scam and is not from us. Please ignore these messages and do not give any personal information to these people.
'£300,000 prize money'
A man named Monte Robert has been contacting people stating he is from RNID. He is asking people to send him £300 to release £300,000 prize money.
He offers to come to your house to collect the money.
This man can be quite aggressive and has been contacting people over the phone, via email and on Facebook.
This is a scam and is not from us. Please do not give any personal information to this man.
‘Christmas bonus for deaf people’
The scam invites you to claim a ‘Christmas bonus for deaf people’ of up to £350,000. It provides two email addresses to send your information to and claim your winning cash: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
This ‘bonus’ does not exist, it is a scam.
For more information
Fraudulent emails and messages on social media which appear to have been sent from us are in constant circulation.
If you are concerned about any one contacting your claiming to be from Action on Hearing Loss or RNID, please let us know:
Phone: 020 7296 8264
Textphone: 020 7296 8246
Please also report scams and fraud to Action Fraud online at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk . You can also report any scams or fraud via the Action Fraud telephone number: 0300 123 20 40.