June 22, 2024

Scam Alert Concerning Area Fire Departments

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Scammers are sending out text messages concerning area fire departments.

A text message is being sent that states the recipient can get a deal or $10 off of local fire department apparel. In the text is a link for recipients to click on for the deal/apparel. This is a scam. Those sending the text message are not affiliated with any area fire departments. The scammers use technology to send texts in large groups in a geographical area.

Area fire departments are not participating in any such fundraisers. Citizens are advised to disregard the text messages. Any fundraisers or sales would be published through the respective fire departments or announced through credible media outlets.