Telethon phone scam
If you receive a phone call from Telethon asking you to make a donation it’s a scam!
The charitable trust has received reports from Perth people who took calls from scammers pretending to be collecting money for Telethon. The scammers were trying to coerce them into giving their credit card details.
The trust wants to stress that Telethon does NOT make unsolicited calls to private residences.
It is feared that elderly or vulnerable members of the community may fall for this scam, so please share this warning with family, friends and neighbours.
Telethon raises funds to improve the lives of children and young people in Western Australia. Donations can be made through their official website www.telethon7perth.com.au.
You should only access websites like this by typing the address into your browser. Never click on links supplied to you by unknown third parties via email, social media etc. It could take you to a bogus copycat version of an official site.