Afton Phone Scam Reported Statewide
A phone scam first reported in Lincoln County Monday is making its way across Wyoming.
Laramie Fire Marshall Mark Doyle said Tuesday that two City of Laramie employees are among the many residents who received calls soliciting donations to a fictitious firefighter-type organization.
"I'm not sure how wide the net has been cast, but the number appears to be coming from Afton, Wyoming," says Doyle. "If any questions are asked, they tend to hang up the phone."
The scam was first reported on the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Facebook page late Monday. The number begins with (307) 866.
Doyle says local fire departments do not solicit donations over the phone.
"If you get a solicitation, don't make a donation to them," says Doyle.