- The website of Heroes and the Fallen, a new unregistered military charity from Blackpool, is almost identical to that of Army of Heroes, another unregistered military charity from, er, Blackpool. Here I show that there are more similarities.
- In December 2014, I exposed Army of Heroes as yet another bogus military charity from Blackpool, after encountering two of its representatives in branded clothing selling wristbands in Manchester city centre without the requisite street collection permit from the local council (for a review of Army of Heroes, see my 15 August 2015 post). Its laughable website has recently disappeared: www.armyofheroes.org.uk. But here it is at 20 May 2015: https://web.archive.org/web/20150520080928/http://www.armyofheroes.org.uk/.
- The text on the Heroes and the Fallen website is almost identical: www.heroesandthefallen.com (screen shot in Figure 1, too).
- The Walter Mitty Hunters Club HQ, a Facebook group, not only exposed Heroes and the Fallen as a scam, week beginning 7 December 2015. It also identified one of its wristband sellers in Liverpool city centre from photos in the Liverpool Echo: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/warning-against-bogus-charities-issued-10576216. The following day the newspaper named the seller as Mark Wallace of Blackpool, the owner of the company whose registered company number appears on the Heroes and the Fallen website: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/man-who-sparked-liverpool-city-10581921.
- On 16 February 2015, this blog published a photo of two Army of Heroes wristband sellers, also in Liverpool city centre. As you can see, their uniform – branded green jackets and black shoulder bags – is highly similar to that of Mr Wallace in the photos of the second Liverpool Echo report. Further, the green jackets for both display on their backs the logos from each website. There’s another similarity: Mr Wallace is shown to be carrying a clipboard. The Army of Heroes wristband sellers in Manchester city centre a year ago, too, had clipboards, as I described in my 12 December 2014 post.
- Army of Heroes and Heroes and the Fallen. Almost identical websites. Highly similar uniforms. Clipboards. From Blackpool. Is Mr Wallace really “a one-man band”, who’s “started up on my own”, as he tells the Liverpool Echo? He‘s not even the registrant of the domain name heroesandthefallen.com.