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Service issues warning about telephone advertising scam


Be alert to bogus callers
Be alert to bogus callers

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning business owners and residents to be alert to bogus callers.

The Service has received calls from local businesses stating they have been cold called by someone claiming to be from SFRS offering advertising space in safety publications.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: “Our staff would never cold call businesses, or authorise third party companies to do so on their behalf. We would never look to sell advertising or sponsorship. If you receive one of these calls please do not give them any of your details and end the call.

“It is very concerning to hear people are claiming to be from the Service in order to get business. Please be on your guard against these type of calls.”