Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) has posted a warning on their website.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is aware of at least one instance of a member of a Presbyterian congregation receiving a phone call pressuring them to donate to PWS&D and provide their banking information.
PWS&D (and the PCC) do not solicit funds over the phone, demanding that banking information be shared. The only instance someone from the PCC will call a donor is if card information used for monthly donations needs to be updated or information mailed to the church needs to be clarified.
Be careful and do not fall prey to people using PWS&D’s (or the PCC’s) names in fraudulent attempts to solicit funds.
If you are ever in doubt, hang up and call the national office at 1-800-619-7301. If this happens to you, please also report it to the national office.