AG warns about Minot flood scams

BISMARCK – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning flood victims to be wary of a text message scam.
Officials at the Minot disaster recovery center say numerous individuals have reported receiving  a suspicious text message, Stenehjem said in a news release. 
The messages, which are being sent to telephone prefixes assigned to the Minot area, suggest that if the recipient’s home or business was damaged by flood, the recipient can avoid delays and be placed immediately on a list simply by texting “flood” back to the sender. If the receipt is not a flood victim, the instruction is to reply with a text stating “no.”
“The most important thing to remember is to not respond to these text messages,” Stenehjem said in a statement. “In past text message scams, it appears any response goes to a server and the unsuspecting victims are automatically registered for various offers they were not aware of and did not agree to, as well as expensive premium text messaging subscriptions.”
The scam artists “spoofed” a legitimate telephone number belonging to a Minot resident, resulting in angry calls to the legitimate owner of the phone number. This person did not send the bogus text messages, Stenehjem said in the news release.
He warned flood victims to be wary of any scams, including fake inspectors of flood-damaged homes. 
Parrell Grossman, director of the Consumer Protection Division, expects to see scam artists continuing to take advantage of flood recovery efforts across the state. He said his staff will be “vigilantly watching” for new scams and will alert the public.
Anyone receiving a suspicious flood-related text message, email or telephone call can contact the Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-472-2600.

23 thoughts on “AG warns about Minot flood scams

  1. Just a couple of add ons, try to find companies that are bbb members, can provide you with real customer testimonials, a detailed estimate in writing before making a large financial committment and then discuss terms of payment as the job progress in each phase from water extraction, cleanup, drying and reconstruction…

  2. Superb blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused
    .. Any recommendations? Cheers!

  3. Hiya very nice website!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb ..

    I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also?
    I’m glad to search out a lot of helpful info here in the put up, we need work
    out extra strategies in this regard, thank you for
    sharing. . . . . .

  4. Hi there friends, how is the whole thing, and what
    you want to say on the topic of this piece of writing, in my view its truly awesome designed for me.

  5. Useful information. Lucky me I found your web site by accident, and I’m shocked why this coincidence didn’t came about in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

  6. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look
    of your website is great, as well as the content!

    Also visit my website :: LiveJasmin Hacck (Jess)

  7. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I find this topic to be really something which I think I
    might by no means understand. It seems too complicated and very broad
    for me. I’m taking a look ahead for your next publish, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  8. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog.
    I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own site now 😉

    Here is my page … games

  9. Hi, i feel that i noticed you visied my website so i came to go
    back the desire?.I’m trying to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose itts adequate
    to make use of a few of your ideas!!

  10. Hello there I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Aol
    for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say
    thank you for a incredible post and a all round interesting
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    look over it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I
    will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  11. I believe what you typed was actually very reasonable. But, think
    on this, what if you wrote a catchier post title?
    I ain’t saying your information is not good., but suppose you added something to maybe get people’s attention? I mean AG warns about Minot flood scams | The N.D.
    Capitol and Beyond is a little plain. You should glance at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create article titles to get
    viewers interested. You might add a video or a related
    pic or two to grab people excited about everything’ve written.
    In my opinion, it would bring your blog a little bit more interesting.

    Here is my webpage After Effects Expressions Made Easy

  12. It only costs 1 gold the first time to reset the talents.
    When Roman Catholic Spain began colonizing, they found that “All
    Souls Day” coincided with Native American traditions
    regarding the souls of the dead, and thus the “Day of the Dead” was established.
    Over time all of these shortcuts will deterioration your internet page.

    my blog minion rush Hack Android

  13. Thank you, I’ve just been looking for info approximately this topic for ages and yours is the best
    I have discovered till now. But, what concerning the bottom line?
    Are you positive concerning the supply?

  14. I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content available for you?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a few of the
    subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome site!

Comments are closed.