Sumter fire department warns of phone scam

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Sumter Fire Chief Karl Ford wants to alert the public to a phone scam in which callers posing as employees of the local fire department are soliciting donations. The department does not solicit donations by phone, Ford said.

Anyone who receives a call should contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or the Sumter Fire Department at (803) 436-2600.