Scammers pose as Wilton firefighters seeking donations

Wilton residents who receive a phone call soliciting donations for the Wilton Fire Department are advised to be aware this is a scam.

According to Wilton Career Firefighers, Local 2233 there have been false telephone solicitations claiming to represent the fire department.

“We remind all residents that although we are in the midst of our annual appeal through our fundraising letter, neither the Wilton Fire Department nor the Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 make telephone solicitations of any kind,” the union said in a letter to residents.

Anyone who receives such a call is urged to report it to Wilton police by calling 203-834-6260. If possible, they are asked to get a name and contact number from the caller and give it to the police.