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Scam alert: beware caller asking for money for firefighters

(Source: Raycom) (Source: Raycom)
PAINESVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

The Painesville City Fire Department has issued a warning for residents: beware a phone call soliciting funds for the department.

The caller states that they are from the "Firefighters' Charitable Organizations" and Caller ID shows the name and number of "Mead West Vaco."

The organization does not represent the City of Painesville.

Officials say fundraising for the fire department only occurs through the Painesville Safety Forces Foundation.

If you receive a call like this, contact the fire department at (440) 392-5852

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