“Spoofing” Phone Calls Claiming to be from West Pierce Fire & Rescue
This week, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone.
After research through WPFR’s phone service provider, it was discovered that a West Pierce caller ID was “spoofed” by someone and used with a different telephone number, allegedly a credit card company. Fortunately, the recipient of the call became suspicious and hung up on the caller.
If WPFR contacts any citizen or business, the representative will introduce themselves as being associated with WPFR and would never claim to be with another company or agency. If citizens receive similar calls with a West Pierce caller ID and the nature of the call is at all suspicious, we suggest terminating the conversation.