Emergency officials in Bangor are sending out a warning about an advertising effort that’s reportedly trying to raise money for the Fire Department and Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency.
It’s a scam.
We’re told callers say they’re from a company called Fire Safety Magnets.
They’ve been reaching out to area businesses, asking them to buy ad space on calendars, memo boards and other items.
The company suggests they’re working on behalf of the Fire Department and the Emergency Management Agency.
Fire Chief Scott Lucas says it’s just not true. He says, “In Bangor, we’re fully funded by the city’s budgetary process and we do not solicit funds in any way, shape or form from our citizens for training or education or otherwise.”
Lucas says an alert business owner first reported the scam.
If you get a phone call like the one described, you can contact the city or the fire department to let them know.