Action Inc. was scrambling this week to correct an error in the telephone number in a fuel assistance mailing sent out earlier this month. The correct number is 978-281-3900. Action, a nonprofit antipoverty agency that serves families in Ipswich, Essex, Manchester, Rockport, and Gloucester, was trying to correct the issue this week, including sending out a new mailing. Joe McEvoy, director of marketing and planning for Action, said he’d also reached out to the owners of the other phone number, and is seeking to get the calls forwarded. “It was a really unfortunate error,” said McEvoy. “Now we’re doing whatever we can do to try to get the word out to correct it.”David Rattigan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.