The O.P.P. wants to warn people affected by the Minden Hills flooding to be careful for scammers.

The police say some scammers use disasters to take advantage of people.

If someone is soliciting you for money, the O-P-P says ask the person for identification, and even call the organization to find out if the person in question works for them.

They also say that no one should feel pressured into signing a contract.

If you are unsure if a charity is legitimate or not, the Canada Revenue Agency has a database of all registered charities you can look at.

The O.P.P. says if someone claims to be representing a charity, you can ask them for identification, or even call the charity to see if that person works with them.

 

The police suggest you ask for references from any contractor offering their services.

They also say you do not have to give into any pressure tactics, and to get at least three different quotes before making a decision.

The O.P.P. adds that no one should feel pressured into signing a contract.

Moose FM news was not able to get any details from the Haliburton Highlands OPP on any active scams in the area.