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Air ambulance warns of fundraising scam by publishers

Air ambulance warns of fundraising scam by publishers

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has warned local businesses of a fundraising scam in which companies receive invoices and threatening letters from a company that claims to sell advertising for an air ambulance in magazines.

Steve Whitby, the finance director of EAAA, told the Norwich Evening News: “It damages our reputation and makes our legitimate fundraising much more difficult. They are claiming they have a relationship with an air ambulance, but the Association for Air Ambulance Charities, which covers all 16 in England and Wales, knows nothing about it.”

Many of the invoices come from a company in the Wirral and they tend to demand £195.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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