Attorney General William Tong’s office warned consumers and business owners hoping to make expensive repairs quickly are vulnerable to scam artists.

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Henri continues on its path away from Connecticut, several communities across the state are seeing serious flooding and damage.

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Clean-up efforts are underway and Attorney General William Tong, along with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, are warning residents to be aware of disaster relief and clean-up scams.

Officials said in a release that consumers and business owners hoping to make expensive repairs quickly are vulnerable to scam artists.

“Some of us may be dealing with downed trees, power outages or damaged property in the wake of Tropical Storm Henri and it can be very tempting to take someone’s offer to fix the problem quickly,” Tong said. “When these extreme weather events hit, bad actors see an opportunity to prey on people who are suffering and desperate for solutions and will offer fraudulent home repair services, jobs or pose as charities collecting money for victims.

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