forgive me for being a little suspicious, but I just wanted to check that other members had been contacted by the RSPB to join a weekly lottery? I've just signed up for it over the phone, but as I've been a victim on fraud before I'm a little worried about who I've just given my bank details to. The guy on the phone was really lovely, but can anyone put my mind at rest?
Hiya Krystal i can't help you but there is a number to ring Call the lottery helpline on 0845 6016 936.
There is details of the RSPB lottery on the RSPB main page with contact numbers
IF YOU GIVE ANY BANK DETAILS
be vey supicious, i WOULD CONTACT MY BANK AND CHECK.
Hi Folks, I have enquired as to whether these calls are genuine, once I have a response I will post it here.
Thanks for the quick response Mrs T.
Hi folks, I'm back. I can confirm, having spoken to our direct marketing team that this is a genuine call. We are currently undertaking a telephone campaign asking folk if they wish to join the weekly lottery. During the call the fundraiser will ask for bank details to set up the direct debit for this. If you agree to this you will receive a confirmation letter through the post to confirm all the details.
Hope this helps,
good news for krystal But no charity should ask for bank details over the phone like this.
Why not send letters out first and anyone interested would phone,
Completely against this method
Just beat me to it Ray..i'm very concerned about this especially now MrsT has confirmed that is what the RSPB is doing, anyone now reading this could ring up now saying they are from the RSPB.
I would urge anyone reading this NOT to give their details to anyone over the phone.
Ditto. Very worrying.
This is amazingly bad form in my opinion. Sorry RSPB but you have really blotted your copybook over this in my eyes. In this world of constant scams surely you must realise it is the worst thing you could possibly do?
I wouldn't want to receive email requests either, no way! No no no. Bad bad bad.
PS you wouldn't even get through to me on the phone, let alone get to ask for my bank details. I have caller display and an answering machine which rules out any number I am not expecting.
Seems to be standard practice for charities. Our local Air Ambulance does something similar. I do agree with the above sentiments.
My local Air Ambulance dipped out of a donation from me. They wanted me to sign up for a direct debit at the door there and then and there were no facilities online for putting in a one off donation.
Thanks Krystal for bringing this to our attention.
I know the worry you go through when you think you have made a mistake