scam alert

Scam Alert

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency are warning flood-affected residents to beware of potential scammers.

There are reports out-of-state contractors are hovering around flood-affected neighborhoods.

It’s best to do your research to ensure the contractor you’re hiring is licensed and reputable. Should one of these contractors approach you, ask for identification and any other necessary certifications that would be need for the service you are seeking.

If you seem unsure of the individual, interaction, or the situation seems suspicious, contact Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency. Other resources available are the Better Business Bureau and the Oklahoma Insurance Commission Office.

We encourage you to be vigilant during this time and ensure that you are getting the appropriate service at an affordable price. For more information please contact Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Unit at 918-596-5650.

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.