Authorities warn of FEMA impersonators in Muhlenberg Co.

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Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 10:57 AM CST
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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are investigating reports of people impersonating FEMA representatives.

Officials say the calls came from areas that were not affected by the tornado.

Deputy Sheriff Alex Piper says the scammers are fishing for bank account details and other personal information.

Deputies say there are a few things to look for to be certain someone is with FEMA.

Representatives will make appointments before coming to your home, and they travel in pairs.

Deputies say representatives will have a government identification readily visible on a lanyard and will be wearing a FEMA vest.

They say to contact law enforcement if you need help.

“The best thing I can encourage them to do, especially if they are approached is contact your local law enforcement. And that’s not only for our area but surrounding areas. I’m sure this is occurring in other places as well but we are happy to help people identify and make sure that they are dealing with an actual FEMA representative,” Piper says.

Both Deputy Sheriff Piper and FEMA officials agreed that representatives would be more than willing to wait until authorities arrived to verify their status.

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