The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has uncovered a deceptive marketing scheme whereby alleged donations were solicited for volunteer fire departments. Heroes United PAC and its telemarketing network of vendors used three local maildrops and engaged in caller ID spoofing to mislead consumers into believing that donations would benefit local volunteer firefighters.
RVFD does not solicit donations by phone or by door-to-door campaigns. RVFD donation solicitations are only by mail.
Montgomery County’s OCP has entered into a settlement agreement in which Heroes United PAC agreed to immediately cease and desist from soliciting consumers in Montgomery County. As part of the settlement, Heroes United PAC will write to all consumers in Montgomery County who made donations since 2017 to offer full refunds.