Phone Scam Alert from Virginia Beach Fire Department

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has learned that some citizens have recently received phone calls asking for donations to benefit Fire Department members and their families.  The Virginia Beach Fire Department and the City of Virginia Beach does NOT solicit donations of any kind. Citizens reported receiving automated calls by a system that actually responds to a human voice. The caller identifies himself as Sam Pearl and claims to be an employee of the Virginia Beach Fire Department.  There is no one by that name working for the Virginia Beach Fire Department.. If you receive a call like this does not respond and hang up immediately.