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Exposed: 'Hero plumber' firm's misleading social media posts that helped raise HUGE sums of money

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A company helping people struggling with the cost of living used misleading social media posts to raise tens of thousands of pounds, an investigation has uncovered.

DEPHER Community Interest Company (CIC), run by James Anderson from Burnley, posted old photos with new stories in captions - alongside links to online fundraisers.

The BBC has exposed the posts in a new documentary, which also shows Mr Anderson apologising for doing 'wrong'. Misleading posts were found with fundraising links attached to them.

One showed a noose which was claimed to have been used by a woman threatening to kill herself was revealed to have actually been attached to a link which raised tens of thousands of pounds - forming part of the £2m raised by DEPHER in recent years, according to the BBC. READ MORE: The 'immense bravery' of tragic man who helped bring down Manchester gang In one example, a tweet from DEPHER on June 12, 2022 posing with an 84-year-old woman, allegedly from Preston, whose face was covered with an emoji to protect her identity.

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