Swansea Fire Department officials are warning Southern Illinois residents that a scammer has spoofed a Swansea Government Center phone number.
In a Facebook post Friday night, officials wrote that a caller told people he or she was collecting the yearly $100 donation for the Police and Fire Foundation.
The scammer called from a number that showed up as the Swansea Government Center on caller ID and said the money would go toward air packs, Tasers and additional equipment.
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“There is no foundation” the post read. “They spoofed the number. Police and Fire will NEVER call on the telephone asking for money.”