ATTENTION: Hendersonville citizens. Earlier this week, the fire department issued a scam warning. Recently, the department was made aware that someone has been calling Hendersonville residents claiming they are with the Hendersonville Fire Department and soliciting money on their behalf. The fire department wants area residents to know that they do not actively solicit money. They receive their funding from the City of Hendersonville's general fund.
If you do receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Hendersonville Fire Department and asking you for money, do not give them any of your financial information. Instead, get their name and contact information. Then, call the Hendersonville Fire Department at (828) 697-3024. Don't ever give your personal financial information to anyone asking for money over the phone. It is too easy for identity thieves to use this information to ruin your credit.
Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2013/02/13/hendersonville-fire-dept-scam-warning/.