Fire company warns of phone soliciting scheme

March 07, 2003

Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company is warning area residents of a possible scheme involving telephone solicitation for donations to the fire company.

Complaints have been received about telephone calls asking for a $100 donation to Mount Airy fire company and asking to pick up the check.

The fire company does not solicit by telephone. All fire company fund-raisers are conducted by mail or in person for the annual door-to-door photo drive. Solicitors for the photo drive carry fire company credentials.

Residents receiving telephone calls asking for donations to the fire company are urged not to give and to call police. Residents also can call the firehouse at 301-829-0100 for information on fund-raisers.

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