Hello Chaps, not sure if this issue has been raised before, but basically: I was in my local boozer the other day, when 3 very 'decorated' veterans came in. They were wearing just about every commemorative veterans badge under the sun as far as I could tell, I didn't get a close look and am not the type to know all the veterans badges that exist in the last 60 years, so wouldnt be able to tell if they were fake or contradictory. After a conversation with the landlord, they handed over 2 red collection boxes that looked very much like those used for the poppy appeal, only this is december, and not poppy-tide. The landlord then placed them on the bar.. upon inspection, i found they were indeed poppy collection boxes, only with a crudely printed out paper sheet stuck over the usual label. This had 'charity collection team', or something written on it, and a commando dagger and other military esqe decals. On the other side, it read 'supporting help for heroes, support our troops and the poppy appeal'. The quality of the badge and the drastically different charity patrons caught my suspision... and after seeing the festive 'real hustle' it would seem that these type of scams are carried out alot, legally, aslong as those taking the money give *some* or their gains to charity- which can be a tiny fraction of the amount they recieve. Ofcourse, if this is the case, it's disgusting and a reason for the outrage bus to take a tour.. but how would I go about finding out if they are the real mccoy or not? Obviously, I don't want to grieveiously offend real genuine veterans for doing good work, or expose them to the indignity of a police investivation.. but i would like to out criminals of this gigantic calibre..