Volunteer Fire Departments Warning Residents About New Scam

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Someone's using our recent wildfires to try to scam you out of cash.

We're told a woman got a call from someone claiming to be from a local volunteer fire department.

They asked her for a donation and then for her credit card information.

We're told there are no local volunteer fire departments accepting credit card donations.

West Odessa Volunteer Fire Chief Jimmy Ellis told NewsWest 9 that he and his crew are hurt and angry that someone would resort to those measures to scam people.