TIPTON, Ind. (WISH) - Indiana's Department of Homeland Security issued a warning Friday night to victims of April's record flooding.
Spokesperson John Erickson said a scammer claiming to be with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security called a Tipton resident and asked for personal financial information.
The caller asked the resident if a disaster relief check had been received, then asked for bank account information. Erickson said the resident did the right thing and hung up the phone without giving them any information.
"Emergencies, disasters, times like these bring out the best and worst in people," said Erickson. "Unfortunately, this is an example of one of the worst situations where someone is trying to take away grant money from someone who really needs it."
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security does not collect bank account information or other sensitive personal information over the phone.
Erickson said if anyone calls or shows up at your home representing themselves as part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and asks for money or sensitive information, report the contact to local law enforcement immediately.
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