Martin MacMahon | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coquitlam Fire Department is giving notice of a scam in its community.
They call themselves the Burn Victims Aid Society.
In a bizarre scheme, the scam artists are approaching bars and restaurants trying to install coin operated breathalyzers, with all funds going to burn victims.
Only problem is, Coquitlam Fire Chief Tony Delmonico has never heard of them.
"When something like this happens, you usually find out by surprise. You know it's probably not something the fire service is looking after, because generally speaking we talk well and communicate well with each other."
Delmonico says he hopes the scam doesn't put people off contributing to legitimate charity work done by his department.