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Santa Cruz County Fire Dept. Scam 02-06-14 06:30 av

Santa Cruz County firefighters are warning of a recent telephone scam in which callers try to get donations for the fire department.   In most cases, the scammers say they are with “your local fire department” or with the “Aptos/La Selva Fire District”, and try to collect money for the so-called “Burn Foundation Charity”.    The calls appear to be coming from an 831 area code, where the victims are asked to donate money with a credit card over the phone.   Residents are advised not to give any information over the phone and to report the call.   The Fire District says it does not and never has solicited donations over the telephone.

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