The Tulsa Fire Department is being imitated in a new phone scam.
Someone is using spoofing technology to appear as though they’re calling from a fire station. Deputy Chief Scott Clark said they’re asking for money to buy smoke detectors.
"We don't solicit via telephone. We get our detectors donated through corporate sponsors and other ways, so no, we wouldn't do this," Clark said.
The fire department occasionally canvases neighborhoods with recent fires to install smoke detectors, but firefighters are in uniform and don’t ask for money.