FORT ST. JOHN -- The President of the Fort St. John Fire Charitable Society is warning residents of an alleged phone scam following calls and social media posts from concerned residents.

Captain Brent Morgan told CJDC-TV that they would never contact people by phone looking for donations, and if someone does, it is most likely a scam.

The charity learned of the fraudulent activity after receiving a call from a resident who claims someone posing as a member of the society was soliciting donations for the fire department over the phone.

A second person took to social media to voice to the same concern, but in that case, the caller hung up before any transaction could take place.

Morgan says donations to the charity are done in-person, online, and via notice on official letterhead, and has not received word that anyone fell victim to the scam calls.

Morgan says the case has not been turned over to the RCMP, but is hoping public awareness will deter any future incidents.

The Fort St. John Fire Charitable Society is run by members of the IAFF, and supports families impacted by fire-related incidents and burn victims in Fort St. John and the surrounding area.