Officials warn of new phone scam

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County fire officials are warning local residents about a telephone scam which solicits donations for a phony firefighters organization. They say several Jones County residents have received calls recently from people claiming to represent the Jones County Fire Association, an organization which doesn't exist.

Officials say the callers ask for monetary donations.

Residents are being urged to disregard the calls and refrain from giving out personal information over the phone.

If you get one of these calls, you can notify the Jones County Fire Coordinator at (601)428-3187 or call Gordon Pitts, president of the Jones County Fire Council at (601) 498-6499.

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