Firefighter grant scam alert

With new grant awards comes a new twist by scammers; here's how to not get duped

By Jerry Brant

Grant awards are starting to roll in. And once again there are scammers who are trying to get some of your department's Assistance to Firefighters Grant money.

In the past we have heard of departments receiving phone calls offering to file or to renew a department's SAM registration for $500 to $599.

Recently a new gimmick has emerged. A few days ago, a department told us that they were contacted by someone who stated that they worked for the Integrated Award Environment, which is a division of the GSA.

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