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DHS warns of imposter workers

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The Department of Human Services is warning of people posing as DHS workers.

Roger Munns, Director of Public Information for DHS, says they reported to Ottumwa Police on Thursday that three people over several days allowed imposter DHS workers into their homes.

In one case, a man showed a badge of some sort.  No identification was displayed in the other cases.  In another case, two men showed up to a door posing as DHS workers.

Munns says the men left after the residents answered questions about their families.  The residents notified DHS after they realized the questions and demeanor of the men was not consistent with past dealings with DHS.

You should always ask for proper identification before discussing personal information with people identifying themselves as DHS workers.  DHS workers are required to display a state-issued badge with a color picture of themselves on it.

Munns adds that DHS workers will not enter a home without permission unless there is an emergency, in which case they will be accompanied by police.

If you suspect an imposter is trying to gain access to your personal information, contact police.

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