As the flood cleanup continues, be aware of not-so legitimate schemes or people just trying to get your money.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson told South Carolina Radio Network if you are approached by such scammers, report them. “You can call the Office of the Attorney General, or you can call the Department of Consumer Affairs,” said Wilson.
Wilson said it’s still good to be vigilant as the efforts to return to normal following this month’s massive flooding start to wind down for many in South Carolina. The potential for scammers can continue as the hardest-hit areas are still in the process of rebuilding.
Wilson said to report fraud or scammers as soon as you experience something wrong. “I think the most important thing you need do, is you need to call your local law enforcement,” Wilson said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still urging residents in the declared counties to register with them for flood aid no matter how little damage they may have experienced. FEMA is also still conducting home inspections in the declared counties.