17 Jan 2010

NSW flood fraud calls reported

5:57 am on 17 January 2010

The New South Wales state government is warning people to be on the lookout for fraudsters who are pretending to be fundraising for the State Emergency Service.

Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan says he's had reports of people in the Brewarrina area receiving calls from an unidentified person claiming to be fundraising for the SES.

He says fundraising frauds are increasingly common in the immediate aftermath of floods and have sadly happened again following the floods in the north and northwest of the state.

Anyone who receives a suspicious call is advised to call their local SES.