Scam Alert: Cumberland Fire District does not need your help!

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The Cumberland Fire District has been inundated with phone calls and emails offering their help after people from around the country received emails, supposedly from the Fire District Chief, Barry Kuenkel, asking for “assistance.”
While the Fire District always welcomes community support and donations, Chief Kuenkel wants you to know that, in this instance, they are NOT asking for it!  It seems the Fire District’s computer address file has been hacked.
If you have received such an email, do not respond! Receivers of the emails will note that the “respond to” email address is not the same as the “sent from” address.  The fraudulent emails seem to originate from the correct Fire District email, but if you respond, the email goes to the hackers account.  This could open your computer’s files to the hackers, as well.
Cumberland Police Chief Rick Rieper asks that you print out a copy of the email and either mail it in or bring it down to the Police Station at City Hall and they will use it to help track down the hackers.
Once again, Chief Kuenkel thanks the community for all they do to support the Fire District.  Be sure they will be asking for your help again in the future, just not by email!

 

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Cumberland Advocate

375 2nd Ave, PO Box 637
Cumberland, WI 54829
Phone: (715) 822-4469
Hours:  8:30 AM–4:30 PM M-F

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