It’s that time of year when scammers prey upon the giving nature of our citizens, particularly the elderly. Citizens are receiving phone calls asking for donations on behalf of the Summit County Fire Association and Hudson Fire Department. Neither organization solicits funds in this manner. We advise you to not provide any personal information and to hang up if you receive this kind of phone call.
Be extra careful during the holiday season to not fall for phone scams. Never donate money or give personal credit card, bank account information or social security numbers out over the phone. If you want to donate to a specific organization, make sure it’s a legitimate organization and call the organization directly.