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State's AG office reports new phone scam in First State

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Attorney General Matt Denn is warning Delawareans of a new phone scam.

 

The calls are telephone solicitations involving the "Delaware Firefighters Foundation" supposedly on behalf of local fire companies.

 

The calls display a local 302 area code, and the callers request donations for the "Delaware Firefighters Foundation," or they claim to be soliciting funds for “your local fire company” or “injured firefighters in your area.  There is no known charitable organization registered under "Delaware Firefighters Foundation" in Delaware or with the IRS.

 

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit urges folks to never give credit card or bank account information in response to one of these calls.  

 

Anyone who suspects they have been scammed or have received a

suspicious solicitation should call the Attorney General’s office.