911 Scam Alert

Residents in Washington and other states have reported receiving calls from someone requesting money for 911 services.

The caller claims that residents must pay a fee to register their house in a 911 database so first responders can locate the home in an emergency. The caller also requests names and medical information from the residents.

This is a scam.  911 services are funded through dedicated 911 excise taxes on telephone bills and by other local government funds.  Any request for 911 funds over the phone is a fraud, and residents who receive these calls should hang up and report the suspicious call to their local police or sheriff’s non-emergency phone number.