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Hall County authorities are warning residents about a possible scam involving someone pretending to be associated with Hall County Fire Services.
Hall County’s Interim Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black said several residents and businesses have reported being called or visited by someone who claims to be collecting funds on behalf of the Hall County Fire Department. He said when residents have questioned the person, he or she has become very rude and aggressive.
“The only time Hall County Fire Services solicits funds from the public is during our annual Boot Drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, but our firefighters are always dressed in clearly marked uniforms during that event,” Black said. “We are disturbed that someone would misrepresent us in this way, and we urge all citizens to be wary of this person or persons.”
Officials are asking anyone who has witnessed this false representation or feels they have fallen victim to this scam to contact the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-536-8812.