Niagara police warn of Grimsby fire department scam

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Niagara regional police are warning Grimsby residents of a phone scam where victims are receiving phone calls from the Grimsby fire department soliciting cash donations.

Police state that fire departments will never text or call asking for cash donations, despite the claim from representatives posing as members of the Grimsby fire department.

The caller(s) demand a cash donation for a ‘firefighter book’ identifying themselves as representatives of the Grimsby fire department,” the police advisory said.

The phone call scam has also been targeting local businesses, which regional police has also had to warn residents about.

Police are asking anyone with information about the suspected fraud to contact them at 905-945-2211 ext. 5400.

Read the full story at the St. Catherines Standard.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.