Hemel Hempstead Amateur Boxing Club is urging people not to hand over cash to a pair of young boys who are pretending to be collecting funds on its behalf.
The duo have knocked on doors in Woodhall Farm and Grovehill in Hemel Hempstead asking for donations, but the club has warned potential victims that the youngsters are nothing to do with them.
“We were alerted to the scam by a couple of comments on our Facebook page,” said a club spokesman.
“It is something that we would absolutely not do as a club. We would never send kids out to collect money.
“We just want to let people know because we don’t want somebody vulnerable, like an OAP, to get tricked by them.”