Dublin Fire Brigade alerts firms about advertising scam

Brigade says rogue promotional offers made to companies and cash taken from acounts

Dublin Fire Brigade has asked anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to the advertising scam to contact detectives in Pearse Street. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade has asked anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to the advertising scam to contact detectives in Pearse Street. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

 

Businesses are being warned about a scam that purports to offer advertising space in a publication on behalf of Dublin Fire Brigade.

The brigade said an individual is offering advertising in a publication they claim to produce on behalf of the service.

It said the person is making unsolicited calls to businesses and then the money is taken from the firm’s account.

Dublin Fire Brigade Sports and Social Club has an official publication which is titled Firecall. It is produced by Ashville Media group and the brigade said it is the only publication with which it is affiliated.

Gardaí are investigating and the brigade have asked anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to this scam to contact detectives in Pearse Street Garda station on 01-666 9000.