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Cedar Rapids Police warning of scams during flood evacuation

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Cedar Rapids Police say the department has received reports of potential scams targeting people in the flood evacuation zone.

According to police, these are the scams officers are asking people to stay aware of:

 

1) Residents are being told not to secure their property. This is not true. We are advising people secure their property; City assessment teams will not force entry into any home.

2) Residents are receiving telephone calls and being offered a free hotel room and asked to provide a credit card to reserve the room. This is a scam. Never provide financial information over the telephone or in person to an unsolicited offer.


 

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