PSNI Foyle said via their Facebook feed: “This Donegal registered van is being circulated locally on Social Media and I’ve had lots of Private Messages about it.
“We just seized it!
“Police know that the males who were using this van were collecting old clothing which they stored in black bin bags in the back of the van.
“Therefore these males were either collecting for charity without authorisation or pretending to collect for charity for personal benefit.
“Either way: be careful who you donate to and verify a charity before responding to a leaflet you receive.”
The PSNI say they have shared their information with gardaí – and have warned the scammers have been operating in east Donegal and Inishowen.