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FRAUD ALERT: Phone scam asking callers to donate to fire department

FRAUD ALERT: Phone scam asking callers to donate to fire department

(Afton, Wyo.) - According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, there is a phone scam occurring in Lincoln County, which seems to have spread across the state. "We have received several reports of a scam of individuals calling residents claiming they are with Star Valley Association of Fire Departments and Paramedics requesting money. This seems to be from a local number (307)886-****. This is fraudulent. Please do not give any personal information or credit card information to these callers," said the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page. The phone number is an Afton number. Additionally, this same number has been reported calling numbers in Sheridan asking for donations for the local burn center . The City of Casper Fire-EMS Department also reported similar calls. "Tonight I took several calls from citizens in Casper saying they had gotten a phone call from someone with the Afton Fire Department saying they were raising funds for fire fighters statewide. I checked with Afton Fire and they are advising that this is a scam," wrote the City of Casper Fire-EMS Department on their Facebook page . The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office advises residents to not give any personal information or credit card information to these callers. *Feature Photo: Image by scyther5 / shutterstock.com / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news