Scamsters visit victims of tropical storm damage

Homeowners who had their property damaged by Tropical Storm Tomas might become victims again. Crooks are passing themselves off as government inspectors and trying to extort money from the homeowners.

The Ministerio de Vivienda y Asentamientos Humanos and the Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda issued a warning Thursday. They said that government inspectors work in teams and do not ask for money.

The crooks have obtained documents that are evalution forms used by the government inspectors, the agencies said.

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