The Waterford Professional Firefighters sent out a Twitter post Wednesday afternoon warning residents of a recent phone scam impersonating the union.

The tweet from @local4629 reads:

“Attention area residents! We are not fundraising or soliciting funds over the phone. If someone contacts you and claims to be seeking donations for the Waterford Firefighters THIS IS A SCAM. Please contact @WaterfordPolice”

Organizations like the Waterford Professional Firefighters would never ask residents for funds over the phone. 

If you recieve a call like this, you can contact the Waterford Police Department at (860) 442-9451.