Firefighter Association notified of possible scam

The Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc. has received notification of a potential telephone scamming solicitation operation asking citizens to donate to the “VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION” for funds to assist “legislators” in giving money to firefighters injuries or killed in the “line of duty”.

The phone number: 301-690-4120 is a recorded message and is in NO way representative of any fund raising activity in Charles County by any Volunteer Fire or EMS Department. Please use extreme caution should you receive this call.

Any questions, please contact Charles County Volunteer Fire Association Administrative Services at 301-934-3581.

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