A fraudster tricking people into thinking they are collecting money to help Malta’s disabled community is believed to have pocketed hundreds of euros in donations.
The Commission for the Rights of Persons with a Disability said that at least one person was going round several different towns and villages asking for money, ostensibly on behalf of persons with a disability.
People are being asked to donate to help the ‘national association for children with a disability and deaf-mute’ raise money. No such organisation exists.
A photo of a clipboard with supposed donations collected features donors who have given anything from €200 to €20 to this supposed cause.
The photo also features a disabled person icon and a reversed version of the Maltese flag, with a George Cross in the bottom right corner.
In a Facebook post, the CRPD warned people to keep their wits about them.
The Commission for the Rights of Persons with a Disability (CRPD) would like to clarify that it does not collect funds and does not authorise anyone to collect money on its behalf,” the organisation said.
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