JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – The Attorney General’s Office is joining with local and state agencies to help those affected by the devastating flood in Northwest Missouri. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office will provide resource materials with tips on selecting reputable contractors, avoiding price gouging, protecting personal information from identity fraud, and warning of other scams seen after natural disasters.
“Unfortunately, there are individuals who see natural disasters as a way to cheat people who are just trying to get their lives back to normal,” Schmitt said. “We will provide Missourians with information on how to avoid scams, instruct citizens on what to do if they’ve fallen victim to a scam, and will be ready to go after those that take advantage of our citizens.”
Several multi-state resource centers (MARC) have been set up to start assisting consumers. The centers will be open from noon – 7 pm. MARC centers will be at the following locations:
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – The Keys Christian Church Gymnasium, 6001 S. 9th St., St. Joseph, MO 64504
- Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Mound City R2 Multipurpose Rm., 708 Nebraska St., Mound City, MO 64470
Consumers who have fallen victim to a scam or want to report a fraudulent business are urged to go to http://ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/consumer-complaints or call the Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 392-8222.