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Limoges town hall is warning against false canvassers, who unscrupulously claim to collect registrations for Christmas packages intended for the city’s seniors.
A few days ago, the municipality of Limoges warned citizens against so-called municipal agents, reported by residents for having fraudulently requested registrations for Christmas packages intended for the elderly of the city. The town hall explains the procedure to follow, in that obtaining these packages does not in fact require any registration.
Fake touts who collect packages from seniors in Limoges
You know our interest in alerting you to telephone canvassing and other matters. Limouge authorities encourage residents to report any suspicious canvassing attempts. If you, or one of your loved ones, is approached by a fake agent, you can report it to the Limoges municipal police. This measure aims to strengthen the security of citizens and to discourage individuals with bad intentions.
Fake canvassers pose as agents mandated by the City to collect registrations and manage the distribution of Christmas packages. But in reality, no person affiliated with the municipality is supposed to contact the senior beneficiaries.
“In order to collect their package, seniors aged 75 and over living in Limoges can present themselves with an identity card and proof of address until December 1 at the Galerie des Hospices, rue Louis-Longequeue , or in the town hall branch or annex town hall of their neighborhood from November 13 to December 29.” No registration necessary.
The town hall relies on reports
In any case, the municipality underlines the scale of its charitable initiative, with 9,000 packages planned this year, including 1,000 intended for municipal medical establishments, for a total investment of 116,000 euros. An action which demonstrates the city’s commitment to the well-being of its elderly population, despite attempts at fraud which could compromise these social actions.
The town hall not only protects seniors against fraud but also offers them a cultural experience. People aged 70 and over are invited to attend the Joséphine Baker show, Paris mon amour, free of charge, at the Limoges Opera on December 14 and 15. Registrations began on November 13 at the same places and times as for Christmas packages, with the need to present an identity card and proof of address.
The municipality of Limoges is calling for vigilance against fake touts exploiting the city’s generosity towards its seniors during the holidays. By reporting suspicious activity, residents can help preserve the integrity of these worthy initiatives.
Source: Le Populaire du Center