“This is a scam:” Beware of caller claiming to be firefighter, asking for donation

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NEW BERLIN — The New Berlin Fire Department is warning of a recent phone scam.

New Berlin fire officials say an individual claiming to be a New Berlin firefighter has been calling residents and asking for a donation in the amount of $50, $100, or $150. Authorities say this is a scam.

The New Berlin Fire Department will never solicit donations over the phone.

New Berlin fire officials say it is a good idea to never agree to give donations over the phone. Instead, find out the caller’s name and the name of the organization he or she represents.

Ask to have information about the organization mailed to you or call the organization directly to see if they are soliciting donations and if the call was legitimate.

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