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Scam Alert: Wilson Fire Department target of scam

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WILSON, N.C. - The Wilson Fire Department is the target of new scam.

The department says they received phone calls about this scam this week. Fire officials say a man knocked doors of people who live along Raleigh Road Parkway. The man then claims to be collecting donations for the fire department so it can buy new equipment. It turns out it’s a scam.

9 On Your Side talked to Wilson Fire and Rescue Division Chief Tracy Mosley, who says the fire department will never solicit donations or money from the public, especially not door-to-door.

It appears the potential scammers targeted residents who live on Raleigh Road Parkway. Robert Engstrom lives on the parkway and says heard about the scammer the earlier this week.

"It was outrageous that some criminal was trying to get money for his personal use in a holiday time when the focus is on giving," said Engstrom.

The fire department is urging people if they are approached by this scammer contact the Wilson Police Department.
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