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Michigan AG Alleges Firefighters Charity Is a Scam

Firefighters Support Services (FSS) is “another example of a sympathetic cause – firefighters and those losing their homes from fire – being exploited by scammers,” according to the Michigan Attorney General (OAG). The OAG has filed a Notice of Intended Action and Cease and Desist Order against FSS, accusing the charity of using misleading, deceptive, or false statements in its solicitations. FSS raised almost $4.2 million in funds from December 2013 - January 2016 based on telemarketing scripts that told call recipients that donations would be used to help firefighters get better equipment and help “families that have been burned out of their homes by providing them with food, shelter, and clothing” or “financial support,” according to the OAG. 

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