As of Monday, October 3rd, the Pasco Police Department says this same scam is hitting them. But earlier, it began with an area fire department.
Did you get this text? I did, and I thought it was a little phishy. I spelled it that way because phishing is the term used for emails or texting trying to get a victim to bite on a piece of information. Once they do so, the scammers have some of their personal data. ... The Benton County Fire District 1 posted this about texts that many in our area were receiving about a $10 t-shirt:
"Benton County Fire District #1 has been alerted that some residents are receiving text messages selling t-shirts from the Fire District. ! Benton County Fire District #1 is not sending these text messages and warns people not to click on the link if you receive such a message.
Benton County Fire District #1 is not selling t-shirts and is not affiliated with this in any form."