Western Pennsylvania fire departments issue warning about online scam - WTAE Pittsburgh

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Several fire companies in the Western Pennsylvania area are warning about what they're calling an online scam.People have been receiving text messages advertising fire department T-shirts for sale. The problem is the departments aren't selling T-shirts. "We put the message out through our public information office that this is really a scam," Mt. Lebanon Fire Chief Nick Sohyda said. "The Mt. Lebanon fire department isn't selling T-shirts. We don't sell T-shirts."Fire companies in Coraopolis, Aleppo Township, Aliquippa, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley and others have sent out warnings about the scam over the last few days."It's kind of disheartening," Moon Township Fire Chief John Scott said. "First of all, they don't have our product to sell. It's just someone taking advantage of an organization that does good will for the residents."The text encourages people to click on a link and make a payment online.The departments are advising not to click on the link or give any personal information and delete the message.

Several fire companies in the Western Pennsylvania area are warning about what they're calling an online scam.

Several fire companies in the Western Pennsylvania area are warning about what they're calling an online scam.People have been receiving text messages advertising fire department T-shirts for sale. The problem is the departments aren't selling T-shirts. "We put the message out through our public information office that this is really a scam," Mt. Lebanon Fire Chief Nick Sohyda said. "The Mt. Lebanon fire department isn't selling T-shirts. We don't sell T-shirts."Fire companies in Coraopolis, Aleppo Township, Aliquippa, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley and others have sent out warnings about the scam over the last few days."It's kind of disheartening," Moon Township Fire Chief John Scott said. "First of all, they don't have our product to sell. It's just someone taking advantage of an organization that does good will for the residents."The text encourages people to click on a link and make a payment online.The departments are advising not to click on the link or give any personal information and delete the message.

Several fire companies in the Western Pennsylvania area are warning about what they're calling an online scam.

People have been receiving text messages advertising fire department T-shirts for sale. The problem is the departments aren't selling T-shirts.

"We put the message out through our public information office that this is really a scam," Mt. Lebanon Fire Chief Nick Sohyda said. "The Mt. Lebanon fire department isn't selling T-shirts. We don't sell T-shirts."

Fire companies in Coraopolis, Aleppo Township, Aliquippa, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley and others have sent out warnings about the scam over the last few days.

"It's kind of disheartening," Moon Township Fire Chief John Scott said. "First of all, they don't have our product to sell. It's just someone taking advantage of an organization that does good will for the residents."

The text encourages people to click on a link and make a payment online.

The departments are advising not to click on the link or give any personal information and delete the message.

Western Pennsylvania fire departments issue warning about online scam - WTAE Pittsburgh
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