Attorney General Matt Denn recently warned Delawareans to be wary of potentially unauthorized telephone solicitations supposedly on behalf of local fire companies and firefighters.

Attorney General Matt Denn recently warned Delawareans to be wary of potentially unauthorized telephone solicitations supposedly on behalf of local fire companies and firefighters.

The calls display a local 302 area code, and the callers request donations for the "Delaware Firefighters Foundation," or claim to be soliciting funds for “your local fire company” or “injured firefighters in your area,” without actually identifying the fire company or firefighters by name. There is no known charitable organization registered under "Delaware Firefighters Foundation" in Delaware or with the IRS Exempt Organization Division.

Delaware law requires callers to supply specific information, including whether they are a paid fundraiser, where they are calling from, the charity for which the funds are being raised and the amount of the consumer's donation that will actually go to the charity.

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