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Kentucky Attorney General warns tornado victims to be on alert for scams and price gouging | News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is warning victims of the western Kentucky tornadoes to be on the lookout for scam artists.

Cameron told WDRB News he is getting unconfirmed reports about scam artists posing as FEMA agents.

“They’re trying to get personal identification, personal information whether it be your social security number or other personal information that might provide access to banking,” Cameron said.

Cameron said home and business owners should be on the alert and be wary.

“Ask probing questions and also ask for any identification,” said Cameron. “FEMA does a really good job of identifying themselves.”

Cameron said his office does have investigators on the ground in the storm zone.

“Just yesterday in Princeton, one of our investigators with the Department of Criminal Investigations worked with Princeton police to apprehend a couple of individuals that were trying to loot at a residence,” he said.

Cameron said there have been 16 reports of price gouging.

“Housing and also gas and propane prices that seem to have ticked up a little bit,” he said.

The price gouging statute was triggered by Gov. Andy Beshear’s declaration of a state of emergency.

“There is potential price gouging whenever there is a price that’s grossly in excess of the price prior to the declaration,” said Cameron.

Cameron said his office…

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