A new scam is circulating in the area.
This new scam involves an individual calling residents and portraying to be from the Effingham Fire Department. The scammer then tries to solicit money from the resident. The Effingham Fire Department notified us of this new scam and wanted to remind all residents that they do not use fund-raising or telemarketing over the phone.
For additional information, contact the Effingham Fire Department at 217-342-2555.