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Warning over sale of Gag Mags in Lichfield

Shoppers are being warned about people selling Gag Mags in Lichfield city centre.

Gag Mags are magazines produced to resemble Rag Mags. They deliberately trade off the fact that they look like magazines that are created by students to raise money for charity.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection at Lichfield District Council, said:

“We would urge shoppers not to buy one of these so called Gag Mags as they are not connected to a university and the funds raised do not go towards charitable endeavours, but instead go directly to the sellers.

“You can tell if the person selling a Rag Mag is who they say they are by checking their student ID and their collection permit.

“If you spot anyone selling Gag Mags in the district, please report them to Staffordshire Trading Standards on 01785 330356.”

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