SCAM ALERT: Milton residents being duped by fake fire department calls


Published December 11, 2023 at 3:49 pm

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A scam going around Milton has gotten bad enough that the Milton Fire Department has put out a statement warning local residents.

According to a message sent on X (formerly Twitter) from the Milton Fire and Rescue Services official account, an individual has been attempting to solicit money and donations for the fire department.

“Please be advised that MFRS does not have any active phone campaigns,” said the message.

Any time you’re called about making a donation, no matter how good the cause, you should always check the organization’s officials website. If there is a campaign or a way to donate, it will be on the site and will be much more secure than trusting someone who randomly phones you.

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