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Phone scam caller claims to be from Kitchener Fire Department
KITCHENER — The City of Kitchener is warning residents about a phone scam from someone claiming to be calling from the Kitchener Fire Department.
|The City of Kitchener is warning residents about a phone scam from someone claiming to be calling from the Kitchener Fire Department. - Andrej Ivanov Photo , Waterloo Region Record file photo |
The caller asks about fire and smoke alarms, when the alarms were last checked, and offers to schedule a service call for them. The caller also asks the resident to make a donation to Kitchener Fire to help with funding for various services.
City officials stress that the fire department never makes unsolicited calls to residents to set up smoke alarm checks, and doesn't call people asking for donations. The fire department only supports charities through tournaments and its annual boot drive.
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