A LEADING children's charity has issued a warning to Northside residents to be on alert for bogus collectors after reports of a group operating in the Malahide and Portmarnock areas. In a sinister development, it has been brought to the attention of Barnardos that a small number of fraudsters have been passing themselves off as collectors for the charity. The group is reported to have made off with sums of cash after tricking unsuspecting locals. Barnardos is appealing to people to be on the look out for these fakes.


- Dublin People.