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Fake 'FEMA' officials trying to scam North Myrtle Beach residents

Source: NMB Department of Public Safety Source: NMB Department of Public Safety

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Public safety officials in North Myrtle Beach are alerting the public of a Hurricane Matthew-related scam.

According to information on the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, a black pickup truck with a sign that says “FEMA” was seen going through neighborhoods in the north end of the city.

The people inside the truck are telling residents they will remove hurricane debris for $1,500.

The NMBDPS reiterates that FEMA officials do not operate in such a manner. FEMA Media Relations Specialist Renee Bafalis said FEMA does not employ or certify any contractors to do debris removal or make repairs.

Anyone who sees the truck is asked to get the license plate number and contact police at (843) 280-5511.

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