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Beware of Firefighter Fundraising Scam! (From Government)
Lopez Island
November 8, 2018
Posted by Lopez Island Fire And EMS (San Juan County Fire Dist #4), Lopez Island

We've received reports from multiple residents about a phone scam claiming to be raising money for "your local fire department." Lopez Fire Department is not running a fundraiser and does not solicit donations over the phone.

Another variation of this scam is to say that it is a nationwide fundraiser for firefighters. While there are legitimate nationwide organizations working to support firefighters, they are not going to cold-call you for donations.

If you receive one of these phone calls, do not give them your credit card information. If you believe you may have already given your credit card information to one of these callers, report it to the Sheriff's Office at 360-378-4151.