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Saint Lucia Fire Service Issues Imposter Alert

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The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says it has received reports that an imposter claiming to represent the organisation has been soliciting funds from the public.

SLFS spokeswoman Stacy Joseph noted that impersonating a fire service member is illegal.

Under the law, impersonating a fire service member carries a fine of $150 or imprisonment for three months on summary conviction.

Joseph stated regarding the impersonation reports, “We condemn this behaviour and urge the public to be cautious when approached by individuals seeking financial assistance.”

She urged people whom the imposter might have approached and who lost money to report the matter to the police. 

The SLFS Communications Officer thanked the public for supporting the organisation and its members but lamented that the impersonator was misusing that trust.

Nevertheless, Joseph assured the public that the fire service remains dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of Saint Lucia and will continue to do so with ‘utmost devotion’.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Y’all need to take Bush fires seriously, because some st lucians don’t care about who has asthma or young babies in their neighbourhood. They continue to make fires either way.

  2. If you call to report aa bush fire, you won’t be taken seriously. You get asked whether it is affecting people. I don’t think lucians understand the magnitude these things can reach with the right amount of dried bushes and wind…

  3. Why is there no information on here as to how one can identifying if someone is from the frie service of not. You should mention if there are particular things for example of they carry a certain identification card from the organization ect. Not good enough..!!

  4. @Anonymous #2 post – you are correct – these folk and their reporting leaves much to be desired. What about the gendar of the crook. Is it mail or female – in this day and age how could anyone fall for such commesss — smh.

    Reposting from article “[Under the law, impersonating a fire service member carries a fine of $150 or imprisonment for three months on summary conviction]”

    This is more than lenient – if the scammer has been scamming all those who fell prey to the scam – by now he or she has more than $150 – you folk really have to do better and get these malveetayess off the street asap.

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