Sheriff’s office warns residents of phone scam in Gloucester

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GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam involving the fire department.

Residents have reported that they’ve received phone calls from someone trying to solicit money on behalf of Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The caller has attempted to sell “refrigerator calendar magnets.”

The calls are reportedly from a number in the Houston area. The number reported is (281) 436-9438.

Sheriff D.W. Warren Jr. spoke with Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief J. D. Clements who confirmed that the calls were not a legitimate fundraising effort.

Officials advise anyone who receives the calls to ignore them and to not make any purchases or donations.

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