Our Kids scam warning

LISMORE charity Our Kids has again been forced to issue a warning regarding bogus organisations claiming to represent Our Kids.

One such organisation, which has a 1300 number, has called nearly a dozen businesses over recent weeks selling advertising in a magazine.

Our Kids is a local charity that raises funds for the children's ward at Lismore Base Hospital.

Fundraising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista said the organisation was not currently running any promotional activities.

"We never cold call businesses and we never ask for donations or sell anything over the phone," she said.

In a strange twist Ms Battista herself was contacted by the bogus company.

"The questions they asked made me suspicious.

"I told them that we were issuing a media alert and that the police had been informed.

"There was a deathly silence and they hung up," she said.

Members of the public with questions regarding Our Kids promotions or fundraising initiatives should call Ms Battista on 0438 417 085.



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