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AG: Beware of scams during water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Officials are warning Flint residents to be aware of potential water crisis scams.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said circumstances like the lead-tainted water in Flint create opportunities for scam artists to target families and senior citizens.

Two common scams involve charitable giving and home and business repairs, Schuette said.

If an unknown visitor or salesperson approaches you, you should be ask questions to make sure the person is there for a legitimate reason.

Residents should also ask questions before donating to a cause, Shuette said.

Another common scam is door-to-door sales. Residents should always ask to see identification before allowing an unknown person into their residence.

If you suspect a scam you are encouraged to contact the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721.

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