Police warn new scam elicits donations for local fire department

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Public Notice: Niagara Regional Police Services are warning the public about a new scam that is targeting local businesses in the Niagara region. The victim receives a phone call from a person who claims they are a representative of the Grimsby Fire Department. The scammer demands the victim give a cash donation for a ‘firefighter book.’ Police say the Grimsby Fire department does not solicit for donations over the phone. Anyone who is a victim of this scam, or who may have information about this crime, is asked to contact Niagara police at 905-945-2211 ext. 5400.

Port Colborne residents are also to be aware that Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services  does not solicit for donations over the phone.


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