Scammers posing as local fire departments
Residents who may be receiving phone calls looking for donations for Haliburton County's fire departments are being scammed.
“It has come to our attention that an organization claiming to represent the local fire departments is soliciting funds over the phone,” reads an email from the Township of Minden Hills. “Be advised the fire departments of Haliburton County and the firefighters association do not use a telemarketing service to seek donations over the phone. We remind residents to always be vigilant, and never give out personal information or money over the phone.”
Any residents who receive such a phone call are encouraged to contact the OPP anti-fraud hotline at 1-888-495-8501.