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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] How to Avoid Post-Flood Recovery Scams

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The Frederick County Emergency Management Division cautions residents about possible scams that may occur during clean-up after recent floods.  

People may stop by or call to offer services to assess or repair damage, posing as
government officials with promises of disaster funds or soliciting donations for charity.  In any of these cases, do not give money or personalinformation unless it is clear the person is a legitimate service provider.

A common scam after a disaster is the promise of disaster grants. There is currently no government money available.  If assistance does become available, information will be well advertised in local media, on the county’s social media accounts and on the flood recovery webpage,

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