The following was issued by the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department. Subject: Smoke Alarm “Possible Scam”
On the morning of March 08, 2019, the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department received a telephone call asking if anyone from the fire department had been campaigning door to door asking to check smoke alarms. The call was from an elderly woman’s daughter that lives here in the North Chatham fire district. The fire department informed the daughter that they install smoke alarms by referral and that they call to schedule a time to go out and assist homeowners with smoke alarm issues. They also told the daughter that the department had not participated in any door-to-door smoke alarm campaign. The daughter then stated that she was afraid that someone was casing her mother’s home and that she’d already reached out to the local Sheriff’s Office.
The North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department would like to make everyone aware of this possible scam and in hopes that someone is not trying to gain access to anyone’s home disguised as a Firefighter.
If you encounter this type of issue, please contact the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department at 919-542-2811.