ALERT: Phone Scam
Fire Fighters NOT Calling For Donations To Help Burn Victims
Do not give out your personal information or send money to callers allegedly raising money for children burned in fires. Dozens of people in Washington have reported receiving these calls; this is a scam. The calls are coming from a prefix in your local area code stating they’re collecting funds for the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation and/or Camp Eyabsut. The caller states that the funds will be benefiting “local firefighters and burn victims”.
The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has received several calls from people trying to confirm the validity of these solicitations. The caller states that they are calling on behalf of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation and “wouldn’t you like to help the kiddos that have been burned”.
The first report came from the Walla Walla area in October and now the calls have spread across Washington and northern Idaho.
The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, its’ camp, Camp Eyabsut, The Northwest Burn Foundation and any known affiliates are NOT soliciting phone donations.
If you would like to legitimately donate to The Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation please visit our official camp website at, www.campeyabsut.org and click the donate button.
As with any calls requesting donations, do NOT provide any personal information or credit card information, instead request that they mail you information, then follow up by checking the official organization online and/or calling them directly.
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