DVFC warning residents about mail scam
DENTON — The Denton Volunteer Fire Company are warning the community about a scam seeking donations through the mail.
Fire company officials said the mailer by the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance is fake, and residents should not make any donations to this scam.
“The Denton Volunteer Fire Company was made aware of a mailer soliciting the community for volunteers or monetary donations to ‘continue our national recruitment effort,’” said DVFC President Todd Berneski. “The Volunteer Firefighter Alliance is in no way associated with the Denton Volunteer Fire Company nor have they been retained to solicit for volunteers or donations on our behalf. At no point in time has the Denton Volunteer Fire Company received ‘a list of potential volunteers’ as the letter indicates or any monies generated through donations the Volunteer Firefighters Alliance has received.”
Berneski said the DVFC is a nonprofit and directly solicits the community annually through its own fund drive, which is typically mailed in the September/October timeframe. He said 100 percent of the donations received by the fire company, with the exception of the printing and postage costs, are deposited into the Denton Volunteer Fire Company’s General Fund and are used for tools, equipment and operating expenses to provide fire and rescue services to the communities.
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Caroline County residents have received this letter seeking donations for fire services. The Denton Volunteer Fire Company said it is a scam and warns residents not to make a donation to the mailer.