Residents are advised to ignore telephone solicitors, who say they're representing Firefighters of Canada.
"I would suggest that if you hear something, get some information then forward it on to our local OPP detachments," says Todd Skene, fire chief for Kenora.
Scam artists may be requesting donations of $100 or $200.
Residents can also call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre at 1-888-495-8501 to report the fraudulent email.
The Kenora detachment can be reached at (807) 548-5534. You can also call toll-free 1-888-310-1122 or 1-888-310-1133 (TTY).