The Drumheller Fire Department is asking the public to take caution as a new phone scam claims to be from the local fire department.

The scammers urge the victim to donate to their local fire department through cash donations.

"We haven't had any instances around here. I am not sure where it started, or how it started up, but we have been fortunate enough that we haven't had any instances of that in Drumheller," noted Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade.

It follows a warning sent out to departments around the province by the office of the Alberta Fire Commissioner.

"We have had run a few raffles off and on. But anytime we do, we have contact info for members of the fire department in case there are questions or inquiries." said Wade.

Sadly, these scams are being reported more often and people are being taken advantage of.

"There are so many scams out there. People really have to be aware and chances are hanging up is the simplest solution to the whole thing." concluded Wade.

If you do receive a call freom someone you suspect is not on the up and up, contact the nearest RCMP imemdiately.

 

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