August 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Macomb warns of suspicious robocall to residents hit by flooding

Several hundred Macomb County residents received a robocall Thursday that came from the county’s hotline set up to report flood damage, prompting officials to warn of a possible scam.

Mark Hackel, county executive, said Friday volunteers at the COMTEC center received calls from residents reporting they received a robocall from the hotline (586) 493-6767. Hackel said this was not authorized by the county.

Hackel said the hotline is only a reporting tool for residents and businesses that suffered damage from the heavy rain and floods and a call from this number should be ignored.

“We are looking into it,” Hackel said. “We apologize for the confusion this is causing.”

In addition to the hotline, the Damage Assessment Report Form can be found on the Emergency Management website at oemc.macombgov.org. A hard copy of the form is also available at all local government offices. For more information, email Macomb County Emergency Management at mcoem@macombgov.org.

The purpose of the form is to collect information only for reporting to the state and is not a mechanism for any type of reimbursement or financial assistance.

The county has also established a damage assessment reporting center at the Southwest Health Center located at 27690 Van Dyke, Warren, 48093 for those residents who do not have access to a computer or need assistance in completing the form.

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