Local fire and police departments are warning of text messages that are currently circulating around the U.S. allegedly selling Fire Department T-Shirts, but they are a scam.
Fire departments are not sending text messages to people to get them to buy shirts, despite the messages looking real. Stevenson, Monroe and Stepney Fire Departments do not sell T-Shirts, and will never solicit money through text message. Anoutone who believes they have fallen victim to this scam is urged to contact Monroe Police.
Southbury Police Department has gotten similar reports of the potential scam situation. Southbury Fire Department and Southbury Training School Fire have been represented in this scam, but this has nothing to do with departments.