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Scammer claiming to represent Grimsby fire department

Niagara Regional Police say local businesses have been the target of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be collecting money on behalf of the Grimsby Fire Department.

The department recently learned that a business owner received a call this week requesting a $25 charitable donation for a firefighter safety booklet. The caller had a 416 area code and was very aggressive, stating he would go to a competitor if the owner didn't participate.

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