UnitingCare Queensland Chief Executive Officer Anne Cross has issued a warning against giving out personal and financial information over the phone after a scam was brought to the organisation's attention.
UnitingCare Queensland has received reports that someone impersonating a staff member has made phone calls to people in the Gold Coast community asking them to donate money to the organisation.
"Fortunately the person ended the call and reported it to us, however it is important our clients and the wider community are aware of these calls and take all precautions," Ms Cross said.
"We are reminding our clients and the wider community to never give personal details to people you don’t know.
"If you get a call from someone claiming to be from your bank or any other organisation, don’t give them your details. Instead, end the call, and then call the organisation in question to check it is really them contacting you.
"If you think that you’ve accidentally given out too much information, check your bank statements carefully, and if you see anything unusual please contact the police, as well as your bank, credit card provider or super fund immediately."
UnitingCare Queensland has reported the phone call to Scamwatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).