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National scam reaches Yuma, fire departments promote caution

Yuma Fire Department

Collection of warnings from firefighters across the country

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A new scam circulating the nation targets people who may want to support their local firefighters.

The Yuma Fire Department chimed in Friday confirming Yumans have received these texts messages.

Firefighters from Massachusetts Fire District 7 helped get the topic trending Wednesday. They responded to the Auburn Fire Rescue Department social media warning.

The Conchise County Fire & Incident for Southeastern Arizona shared Thursday, "It has been brought to many departments attention that there is a website and text being sent out advertising shirts in support of different fire departments from around Arizona and even nationwide. If you submit an order, your bank account will be hacked."

It followed up on Friday with a secondary warning as well.

Firefighters in Scottsdale, Arizona also warned the public Friday. They have advised locals to not click on anything and immediately delete the texts.

Please practice caution by following the advice: don't click any links and immediately delete texts.

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