Phone scammers telling residents government has pulled funding

Phone scammers have targeted PCYC NSW following an announcement of a $40 million state government funding commitment to the NSW Police Force and community organisation.

PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said scammers were calling people in regional and metropolitan NSW on Saturday with a message that “the government has pulled the funding they have promised Bourke, Walgett and Dubbo, so can you please donate to PCYC?”.

“I am disgusted that someone would stoop so low as to do this,” he said.

“PCYC’s authorised telemarketing partner is One Contact, they will not be cold calling regarding this funding, PCYC is disgusted that a person or persons would do this and it undermines our charitable purpose and our brand,” he said.

“We are a charity empowering young people in collaboration with the state government, the NSW Police Force and the community and need to sustain donations to allow our mission-focused activities to be funded.”

Anyone receiving these hoax calls should report them on 1800 333 000.