27 Dec '11, 5am

Be alert for any person impersonating as an @SCDF Officer to sell fire safety products. Read more here:

Be alert for any person impersonating as an @SCDF Officer to sell fire safety products. Read more here:

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has received a number of complaints about companies claiming to be endorsed by the SCDF to sell fire extinguishers and/or conduct fire safety talks to the public. In some of these instances, the company personnel had shown the SCDF Emergency Handbook to give the impression that they are representing the SCDF. Furthermore, aggressive, ‘hard-sell’ techniques were adopted by them to get members of public in purchasing their products, fire insurance or signing up for their fire safety talks and training seminars. In a recent case, a member of public claimed that a woman had impersonated as a SCDF officer and tried to sell a fire extinguisher to his father. The complainant also claimed that the impersonator had mentioned that SCDF would provide $30,000 worth of fire insurance to them if they were to buy the extinguisher. SCDF would like ...

Full article: http://www.scdf.gov.sg/content/scdf_internet/en/general/n...

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