One of our members has identified a potential 'scam' that we want to pass on to everyone:

"I was called by a man pretending to work within the Derbyshire Fire Service Press Office, offering me exclusive advertising space as a therapist in their quarterly magazine.

Unfortunately, I fell for this scam and gave them my money (which I did get them to refund) but because they had my website details and know I am a member of your society I just want to let you know so you could forewarn other members in your newsletter.

The company is Fire Style Magazine. They have a website and claim to be a sponsor for a Fire Service Charity, which both look fake. The company is based in Liverpool and they get one person to call you making the offer and then as soon as you put the phone down they get another person to call you and take your money by offering a 10% discount. I spoke to Derbyshire Fire Service and they confirmed they do not use this company and do not have anyone in their press department by the name of Peter Foster.

It appears this company is a scam and misleads people into believing they are being advertised to all Fire Service employees and veterans.

(If you google the company you will see forums that claim it to be a scam)".