Residents of Washington, Michigan, Pennsylvania and other states have reported receiving calls from someone requesting money for 9-1-1 services. The caller claims that residents must pay a fee to register their home in a 9 1 1 database so first responders can locate the home in an emergency. The caller also requests names and medical information from the residents so first responders can provide better initial care.
This is a scam. 9-1-1 services are funded through dedicated 9-1-1 excise taxes on telephone bills and by other local government funds.
Any request for 9-1-1 funds over the phone is a fraud. Never provide financial information over the phone to someone you do not personally know. Residents who receive these calls should hang up and report the suspicious call to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office at 509-427-9490.
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Skamania County Sheriff’s Office