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Stratford Firefighters Warn Residents Of Scam To Solicit Money

The Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 998 is warning residents of a scam currently taking place in West Haven to ensure that local residents don't fall for the same scam.
The Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 998 is warning residents of a scam currently taking place in West Haven to ensure that local residents don't fall for the same scam. Photo Credit: Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. -- The Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 998 is warning residents of a scam reported in West Haven to ensure that they don't fall for it, too.

According to the West Haven Professional Firefighters Local 1198, the scam is targeting West Haven residents and possibly other towns. Some people have received phone calls from an organization identifying itself as the Association of Firefighters and Paramedics.

The scammers are soliciting donations from the people they contact. The phone number that they use is a 203 area code number.

The West Haven Professional Firefighters Local 1198 has no affiliation with this organization and is unaware of its existence or location. The organization is not connected to the local unions.

The Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 998 wants to make certain Stratford residents are aware that it does not use telemarketers or phone calls to solicit donations.

Contact president@iafflocal998.org or call 203-275-8804 should anyone receive a call representing themselves as being affiliated with the Stratford Professional Firefighters.

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