Residents across the region have been warned against falling prey to a fresh phone scam.
It comes after phone scammers on Saturday targeted PCYC NSW following Friday’s announcement of a $40 million state government funding commitment.
This included a $13 million grant to build a multi-purpose sporting centre Police Citizens and Youth Club in Wagga, replacing the Gurwood Street facility.
According to PCYC NSW chief Dominic Teakle, the scammers were convincing victims the government had “pulled the funding it promised Bourke, Walgett and Dubbo”.
The NSW Police Force and community organisation on Saturday condemned the phone hoax, after it was reported residents across the state had received calls, urging them to donate.
Mr Teakle said he was disgusted someone would stoop so low.
“PCYC’s authorised telemarketing partner is One Contact,” Mr Teakle said.
“They will not be cold calling regarding this funding.”
Mr Teakle said the low act undermined PCYC’s purpose.
“We are a charity empowering young people,” he said. “(We) need to sustain donations to allow our mission-focused activities to be funded.”
Anyone receiving these hoax calls is asked to report them to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.