Madison Fire Department warns people to beware calls claiming to be 'fire department'

  • Source: WISC-TV Channel Madison
  • Published: 11/21/2017 12:39 PM

Officials with the Madison Fire Department are warning people to beware of calls from "the fire department," because they could be a scam, according to officials. City fire officials have been notified of a telemarketer-style scam that may be gaining traction in the area. A Madison woman answered her phone and spoke with someone who said they were from the fire department. The caller asked the woman if she checks her home smoke alarms regularly. The caller abruptly hung up after the woman told the caller that her son is a firefighter and checks the alarms for her, according to a release from the MFD


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