A leaflet dropped through the door here today in Oxley Park for a clothing collection… “Can you spare you old unwanted clothes?” it asks.
It would appear the company behind these adverts would really like you to spare your old clothes, so they can turn them into a tidy profit.
The leaflets do not directly claim to be in aid of any charity, but they are designed and phrased to make you feel good about giving this company, previously noted for their misleading advertising style by the ASA your old clothes for them to profit from.
I don’t know how many homes in Oxley Park this leaflet is hitting, or how widespread in Milton Keynes, but if you do even a tiny bit of google research it appears that Rutex Ltd are running nothing short of a nasty scam, and it matches, almost word for word, previous scam mailers by a company named W&W Ltd, who were apparently dissolved last year.
Knowing this is not a charity, but seemingly a long running (so one would assume, profitable) scam, it makes you wonder what “Donations are sent to the third world countries to help clothe the poor” actually means. Do they SELL this stuff to the third world, or does it never get there at all?
In short, avoid this sort of scam leaflet, and if you really do have spare clothes, sell them and keep the money for yourselves. Even better, donate a few to a REAL charity, not some door-to-door collection con company.