Kingston Fire Issues Scam Warning

Kingston Fire and Rescue is warning you about a scam targeting residents of our city.

The fire service has received reports of callers trying to set up home visits to inspect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

The callers are apparently asking for the age of the would-be victims.

Kingston Fire insists it's not conducting a survey of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at this time. It was carrying out its annual Wake UP Kingston campaign inviting homeowners to contact them if they wanted to schedule a home inspection, however, this year's campaign ended a month ago.

If you get one of these calls, Kingston Fire recommends that you report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.