Cortland fire chief warns of fundraising scam

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Chief David Rea said some residents reported getting calls requesting donations for the fire department

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CORLTAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Someone is calling Cortland residents fraudulently soliciting money.

Chief David Rea said some residents reported getting calls requesting donations for the fire department.

“At this time, we are not conducting any phone solicitation or in-person fundraising,” Rea said in a Facebook post.

Rea said the caller is instructing residents to place the donation in an envelope and hang it on the front door for a member of the department to pick up.

“Let me assure you that we do not do fundraising in this manner. This is a scam. We ask that you do not participate,” Rea said.

Rea said if someone shows up at your house looking for a donation, call 911.

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