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Kingston Fire & Rescue warns of smoke/CO alarm scam

December 6, 2018 -

Kingston Fire & Rescue is warning residents of an apparent scam involving a caller seeking to set up home visits to survey smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  The caller may claim to be calling from the City of Kingston and is reportedly asking to schedule an appointment with the homeowner and may also ask for the age of the resident contacted. 

Kingston Fire & Rescue is not conducting a survey of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Kingston Fire & Rescue does conduct an annual Wake UP Kingston campaign inviting homeowners to contact them if they wish to schedule a home inspection. The 2018 campaign ended a month ago.

Report Fraud

  • Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.This agency collects information on fraud and works closely with police to solve these crimes.
  • If you receive a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to be affiliated with the City's Kingston Fire & Rescue team, hang up.
  • If you become a victim of fraud through monetary loss, call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.