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SCEMD: Be wary of scammers amid hurricane recovery

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Cherry Grove Beach after Matthew (FOX Carolina) Cherry Grove Beach after Matthew (FOX Carolina)

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division said residents in storm damaged counties should “be mindful of possible scams associated with the recovery efforts of Hurricane Matthew.”

As thousands of disaster workers come into the state from all over the country, SCEMD offered these tips to help avoid scams:

  • Ask for proper identification of service providers.
  • Legitimate service providers will not ask for personal information such as the name of your bank, social security numbers or any other identifying information.
  • If you feel unsafe when individuals come upon your property, call 911 for local law enforcement assistance.

Any residents with questions about response and recovery actions can call the South Carolina Public Information Phone System 1-866-246-0133.

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